This week, Apple unveiled its new range of iPad Pro tablets. As expected, we had the presentation of two models that now arrive equipped with the M2 processor.
This is the same processor as the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, something that leads many users to question why these models don’t run macOS. Well, if that’s your wish, it can be fulfilled soon.
Apple prepares a simplified version of macOS for the iPad Pro with M2
According to leaker Majin Bu, Apple will be developing a simplified version of macOS. This will be designed thinking about the new iPad Pro with M2 processor.
According with my source Apple would be testing a smaller version of macOS exclusively for the new iPad Pro M2!”Mendocino” should be the codename for macOS 14. A simplified version should be planned for the M2. pic.twitter.com/f4RrainlZ1
—Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial) October 20, 2022
The new software is being developed under the internal name “Mendocino”. The source points out that this will be part of macOS 14, however, does not say when the American technology will make this version of its operating system available.
About what to expect from the new software, the leaker points out that its interface should be 25% larger than usual. A change that will certainly be related to the optimization of the operating system for touch control.
As for applications, Majin Bu says that the user will have to download them from the store created for iPadOS. Although the operating system is macOS, applications will have to be those designed for iPadOS.
The exclusivity of this new software with the iPad Pro with M2 should only be related to Apple’s strategy. It is believed that this may be another incentive for users to buy the latest tablets from the American.
From a technical point of view, we don’t see why the iPad Pro with M1 can’t run the same operating system. After all, we are talking about a processor with the same architecture and that the performance differential is not that disruptive.
Support for macOS on the iPad Pro has been something that Apple users have repeatedly complained about. Since these tablets use the same processor as the MacBook, there are few reasons for the American not to use the same operating system.
Furthermore, support for macOS will help Apple reinforce its “your next computer” motto for the iPad Pro. Although nothing has been confirmed, there is a possibility that this wish will soon materialize.
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