Yesterday I ended the day by thinking about the future possibility of an iPhone remotely that could be connected to a base or a Dock for start a full version of macOS and view it on an external monitor. I have admitted and admit that this is something that can happen, but in the short term it is unlikely. However, a filter with the Mauri QHD alias on Twitter appears to have data on this.
Apple would continuously work with prototypes to improve the concept, but they would already have two options ready to choose one as the final product. The release date depends on the progress of other related projects, which the source claims to believe with “95% confidence” while warning that it took three weeks to put the information together.
A hybrid part on which to start two graphical interfaces
iPhone with MacOS
Apple is working on Linda / Dex type prototypes
the software is crazy
I can’t even tell you how excited they are
– Mauri QHD (@MauriQHD) June 26, 2020
The iPhone wouldn’t have two partitions in its storage to be able to boot iOS and macOS separately: apparently there would be a common system basis with which to use the graphical interfaces of both systems. It can be something similar to what we are already seeing with Samsung Dex, but more advanced and optimized.
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The same source disclosed something very similar, but with an iPad and not an iPhone a few weeks ago. At the time, I said that this is a project that Apple has been working with for years:
Apple is working on prototypes of an iPad with iPadOS and MacOS, I’ve always said it, but now I have 100% confirmation
years of work
– Mauri QHD (@MauriQHD) June 9, 2020
Of course, keep in mind that these are leaks from Twitter. My colleague Eduardo looked at how the history of past failures and successes can be seen, so we have to treat this for what it is: a rumor. But the fact that it is already circulating in the form of filtration implies, as I said yesterday, that this is not something impossible.