Convergence, post-PC devices, the end of the Mac… are concepts that are repeated every day in the world of technology since smartphones and tablets came into our lives. The unification of platforms in Apple will come sooner or later. Does this mean making one single device? Make a hybrid device? According to Tim Cook, no.
In an interview last month for The Sydney Morning Herald, Apple’s CEO explained why they don’t make a product like Microsoft’s Surface and why they think that both the iPad and the MacBook can perfectly coexist together.
This is not something new, for years Apple has tried to explain that they do not see a hybrid device as something viable (for the moment), because implies giving up certain features and advantages offered by each platform . A common operating system? Maybe someday, but so far nothing from a MacBook with a touch screen and a removable keyboard.
Nevertheless, Apple is approaching this convergence and union of the two products with solutions such as Continuity and Handoff, which allow the user to work comfortably on both platforms always in sync. Or, for example, the universal clipboard introduced last year. That said, iPad or MacBook? Choose the one you’re most comfortable working with or using and the one that gives you the most benefits in your daily life.