It's November, it's the month of my birthday!
So we are almost at the end of the year, let's reflect and predict what will be going to the future of mobile computing.
Apple released new incredible 2018 iPad Pro. It has the almost edge-to-edge display, no home button, all gesture based, and also using True Depth camera for Face ID authentication. All those stuff are inherited from last year iPhone X. And this year iPhone also updated for XR, XS, and XS Max.
We see the trend already, no home button is the future, and gesture will become more common in the user interface. Inside there 'fluidity' is an important factor for a wonderful gesture-based UI.
It's more into the software and how would the OS optimize the gesture.
The iPad now spotted a new USB-C, no longer uses Lightning cable. If you may, It almost becomes like a MacBook, without the keyboard. I know Surface have already done that.
But unlike Surface, iPad doesn't bring the baggage of legacy PC world. iPad comes fresh.
iPad software will become important as it can be ported easily soon in 2019 where Apple will open up a new framework that can share the UI element between iPad and Mac. People called it Marzipan project but let's assume it's called as UXKit.
UIKit for AppKit become UXKit.
Not only from iPad, but iPhone app can be ported to Mac app easier soon. And, the Mac is in the making for the next revolution.
Mac-based on iOS.
Is that possible? Will take significant time. But once it gets there Apple has a total control from silicon to the software just like iOS devices do.
But lets imaging future's MacOS based on iOS, I think it will be the next decade plan, where the iOS app is good enough to replace Mac app. Look at this, the architecture of mobile and Mac is different, the efficiency is different.
The way that the system based on mobile is really optimized and energy aware. And bring that to Mac level will unconsciously make the Mac better performance.
I am also thinking to build an iPad app, and later on to port to the Mac. Because Apple has it's own ecosystem that can be well played together.
Till then, always be happy.