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  • J.P. Morgan Predicts 'iAnywhere' Computing Platform from Apple


    Chalk it up as the most unorthodox analyst prediction we've seen in a while.

    On Wednesday, JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz made a bold projection with regard to Apple. In what he expects to resolve longstanding criticisms that Apple has forgotten how to innovate, Moskowitz thinks Apple will look beyond hardware to silence its detractors.

    Apple will soon launch something different, something called "iAnywhere."

    What is iAnywhere? It's a converged operating system, much like Microsoft tried to make a converged operating system with Windows 8. Windows 8 is has a touch based tile system, and a traditional desktop environment under it. Moskowitz vision isn't quite the same, but it's similar.
    "While not a new idea, our global tech research team believes Apple could be on the cusp of introducing a new category with 'iAnywhere,' a converged Mac OS - iOS operating system that allows an iPhone or iPad to dock into a specially configured display to run as a computer," Moskowitz tells investors Wednesday. "We expect Apple to maintain a separate Mac OS for traditional Macs."

    Although it's unclear how iAnywhere would necessarily spark renewed growth for Apple, Moskowitz speaks on the matter on behalf of his company: "In our view, iAnywhere could be the stepping stone to a broader peripherals and services-led sale, partially reducing Apple’s dependence on device-led product cycles."

    Source: Business Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: J.P. Morgan Predicts 'iAnywhere' Computing Platform from Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. Christophxr's Avatar
      Christophxr -
      *Facepalm*
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Was affraid of the above. OS X has been gaining more and more iOSness as the years go on. Why not one operating system for multiple platforms? We know that iOS has its limitations compared to OS X. Just give me the best of both worlds but don't sacrifice anything. That is all.
    1. ZealFied's Avatar
      ZealFied -
      There Could Be So Many Good Things Like iTV & iWatch.
      But iAnywhere *Facepalm* Indeed!!
      Quote Originally Posted by Christophxr View Post
      *Facepalm*
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      It probably makes sense for Apple to work towards sharing more code base between the two OSs. But I see little benefit to a single OS for all hardware and lots of downside.
    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      Possibly the upcoming iPad Pro could be the first device to utilize this OS.
    1. c1972798's Avatar
      c1972798 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Christophxr View Post
      *Facepalm*
      So they still cant innovate, they steal their next idea from Mocro$oft.
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      Fail............. ( as I hold my laptop to my face) …"Hello ? Any body there?"

      Come on people, Everyone hated windows 8 and 8.1 because of this why now push apple off the edge?
    1. robbpell's Avatar
      robbpell -
      The only way I see this being anything good, compatible with iphone 5/5s,
      new ios install, buy said device, plug phone in and have an integrated experience.

      As far as the next big thing, this isn't it. In fact they are late to the game with the iWatch, iGlasses, and many other iDevices.
      This means they are either working on something extremely difficult or lost their touch, only time will tell.
    1. indyracer05's Avatar
      indyracer05 -
      I'm pretty sure Jobs and Cook both have stated numerous times that combining the two operating systems would not work as they are two entirely different concepts. Speaking realistically here, for what reason would someone want to attach their phone to a separate larger screen or device as the iphone would serve no real purpose. That is what a macbook air / pro is for
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      Quote Originally Posted by indyracer05 View Post
      I'm pretty sure Jobs and Cook both have stated numerous times that combining the two operating systems would not work as they are two entirely different concepts. Speaking realistically here, for what reason would someone want to attach their phone to a separate larger screen or device as the iphone would serve no real purpose. That is what a macbook air / pro is for
      as in a phone is not a tablet and a tablet is not a powerful laptop, I'm tired of people trying to make them equal, its like well here is a bicycle a moped and a motorcycle, hmm they all have two wheels and get you a mile down the road so they are the same…
    1. SuncoastDave's Avatar
      SuncoastDave -
      Ummm, no.

      It's been tried (Motorola?) The docking/display stations are now very popular with the RaspberryPi community, as a cheap way of adding a display and keyboard. But they didn't sell, in the phone market. I can't see Apple being willing to go down that rabbit hole (and if they were, it would make more shot term sense to have a keyboard/stand for the iPad, which Apple has left to the 3rd party market.)
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      If they do this, they'll have to bring a lot, if not all, of OSX to the mobile platform and just put a more touch-friendly UI on it. But no matter what, the fact that it won't be able to run legacy x86 apps will still be a bummer that's hard to overcome. Overall I think mobile/desktop convergence is a bad idea.

      Quote Originally Posted by c1972798 View Post
      So they still cant innovate, they steal their next idea from Mocro$oft.
      Sorry, but MS doesn't even have a converged OS. They have 3 distinct and separate OSs:
      Windows 8
      Windows RT
      Windows Phone

      Just because they made a mobile OS for tablets, and then bolted a UI on top of Windows to make it look like their mobile OS, doesn't make it a converged OS! And then there's Windows Phone that looks kinda sorta like RT, but it's not.

      If anything, Apple is more converged because their Mobile Os is the same for phone and tablet.