Apple maybe designing a new OS - Apple OS X iTablet?

    Now we are actively discussing new information about the upcoming Apple Netbook, for example, in the topic “iTablet my forecast ...”
    In my humble opinion, Apple's netbook is: A
    tablet with a ~ 10 "touchscreen, inside of which there will most likely be an ARM architecture processor developed by PA Semi engineers .
    And as the y axis it will operate one of the new options for Apple OS X.

    Even today, Apple has 3 full commercial version of its axis MacOS X - is:
    1. Apple MacOS 10.5 Leopard the X - axis for all modifications Macintosh`a;
    2. Apple TV 2.3 Software - A cropped and modified version of Apple MacOS X Tiger;
    3. Apple iPhoneOS 3.0 is a cropped, modified and recompiled version of Apple MacOS X Leopard for ARM processors.

    And all these variations with cropping, free modification, recompilation, and the release of various variations of the Apple MacOS X are possible only due to the fact that in 1997 Apple merged with Next Software!

    After this event, modern Apple OSes are not based on modular Linux like Google Android and Google ChromeOS , but one of the most flexible object-oriented OSes - NEXTstep, which was originally designed in the late 1980s with this aim in mind, so that it would be easy to add and remove new parts - objects of the OS, and that the OS could be easily adapted for any variety of platforms: from a supercomputer to a phone.

    And I’m not at all surprised if Apple will develop another 4th version of its OS specifically tailored for Apple iTablet tablet computers :)

    Note that Apple has been trying not to make unnecessary gestures recently, and it’s not without reason that Apple registered the OS X trademark , which so far hasn’t been much advertised.
    But with the release of the Netbook, Apple may have 4
    OS options: 1. Apple OS X iMac 10.6 - full-weight former MacOS X 10.6 Snow Leopard;
    2. Apple OS X iTV 2.3 - former Apple TV 2.3 Software;
    3. Apple OS X iPhone 3.1 - which is essentially a cropped, modified and recompiled MacOS X;
    4. Apple OS X iTablet 1.0 - which most likely will basically be very similar to the Apple OS X iPhone, but will also contain a number of functions taken from a full-fledged MacOS X, such as multitasking!

    And judging by the fact that the release dates for MacOS X 10.6 Snow Leopard coincide - September-October, with the release of the Netbook (according to rumors in October), the purely technological design of the Netbook's iron can already be completely completed, and the delay until the fall can be connected precisely with completion of a special version of the OS for the Netbook-Tablet :)

    And the most remarkable thing is that the NEXTstep OS paradigm involves the use of object-oriented software, which should work on all variants, modifications and recompilations of the NEXTstep OS with minimal modifications. And the same thing can and should be said about Apple MacOS X, with the only caveat that prior to the version including MacOS X 10.5, it retained compatibility with the old Apple MacOS 9.0 screwed up by a cruel method.
    But Apple for 10 years has tried to push all developers to rewrite their software for the new NEXTstep API and now in the new version of Apple MacOS X 10.6 Snow Leopard we find, firstly, a complete refusal to support the old PowerPC platform and plus attempts to get rid though partly from the legacy of the old Apple MacOS 9.0 - some of the older APIs are no longer supported.

    And all this leads to the fact that we may even live to see a time when a program once written for the Apple OS X platform will work almost without any modification on both Apple MacOS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Apple TV, as well as Apple iPhoneOS, as well as on the new version of Apple OS X iTablet.
    Well, of course, most likely the rule will act in the direction that all programs designed for small devices will run without problems on large ones, but restrictions may be possible in the opposite direction - because the small 3.5 "screen of the phone does not allow you to run software designed to work on 20 "screen :)

    And it is possible that we will see and appreciate these object-oriented features and capabilities of Apple OS X (formerly NEXTstep) in the fall of 2009.
    When a fundamentally new type of device comes out - Apple's Tablet PC with its new Apple OS X iTablet, on which almost all programs written for the Apple iPhone will work without modification, but it is also possible that with some caveats some modern software written for the full-fledged Apple MacOS X 10.6 Snow Leopard!

    What do you think about this?

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