“Apple, with its 64-bit chip, is trying to merge the operating system environments of your phone and desktop.”
Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth believes that Apple intends to merge the Mac and iPhone. In an interview of his published on Friday, he says, “Apple was sending what we think is a very clear signal that it will converge the iPhone and the MacBook Air”
The creator of the Ubuntu operating system further went:
People are saying yes, mobile processors are catching up with the desktop. When Apple announced the iPhone 5s, it called the processor “desktop-class,” and I don’t think that was an accident — it was sending what we think is a very clear signal that it will converge the iPhone and the MacBook Air.
There’s no point talking about the desktop performance of your CPU unless you plan to make a desktop device with that CPU.
Shuttleworth expects that the “converged Ubuntu OS” will be arriving next year. He believes this will happen before Microsoft can converge Windows on phone and PC.
Apple’s iOS runs on its A series chips, a flavor of the ARM processor design, while OS X runs on Intel x86 chips. Though there are some common points between iOS and OS X, the operating systems remain very separate.
And not to forget, Apple has not announced any plans to merge the two.