File this a person underneath Much too Outrageous to Ignore: A leaker on Twitter claims that Apple is operating on a “smaller version of macOS” that will run “exclusively” on the new M2 iPad Professional up coming yr.
We’re with you—there are a good deal of explanations to be skeptical. For one, the leaker, Majin Bu, doesn’t have a lot of a monitor record past scenario leaks and the nonetheless-to-be-verified 14-inch iPad. For one more, there’s quite minimal proof that Apple is performing to merge the iPad and Mac lines other than the two sharing the exact same Stage Supervisor characteristic in iPadOS 16 and Ventura. And at last, restricting this kind of a spectacular modify to a single iPad Pro product would elevate the ire of a lot of users.
But nonetheless, it is an fascinating, if not thrilling rumor. The iPad Professional remains a machine with untapped prospective, with a screaming quick processor, beautiful Marketing display, Thunderbolt, and Deal with ID. Nevertheless, although there are a couple characteristics in iPadOS 16 that are distinctive to M1-run iPads, Apple has not really elevated the iPad Pro above its other considerably less-expensive iPads.
Bu claims that the “simplified” edition of macOS 14 will have “a 25% more substantial macOS UI” that is presumably optimized for touch. But given that iPadOS already supports trackpad navigation with the Magic Keyboard, the normal macOS knowledge would not need to modify. And now that Apple has included Stage Supervisor to both iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura, there is something of a unified navigation method as effectively.
So probably it’s not so insane. As it stands there are not a ton of motives to get an iPad Pro around an iPad Air, and a “lite” edition of macOS would unquestionably shake items up in a huge way. We will not know if this rumor is real right until Apple uvneils the future version of macOS at WWDC in June—or until finally Mark Gurman or Ming-Chi Kuo corroborates it—but for now, we’re joyful to hold dreaming.