Apple is currently said to be working on iPhones with macOS running on them. The alleged information was supposedly leaked by a Twitter user who goes by the name Mauri QHD (@MauriQHD) and seems to be the first hint of Apple’s Catalyst initiative that first came to light last year.
The idea behind letting an iPhone run on the macOS means that users would be able to plug their iPhone into a dock or monitor, and gain access to a full desktop Mac experience. Without the bulk of a full-sized Mac of MacBook laptop.
iPhone with MacOS
Apple working on Linda/Dex type of prototypes
the software work on it is insane
i cant even tell you how excited they are about the whole thing 🤯
— Mauri QHD (@MauriQHD) June 26, 2020
If the idea sounds familiar, it’s probably because Samsung first did it with DeX when it launched alongside the Galaxy S8 series years ago. In fact, the South Korean giant still promotes the feature on its current Galaxy smartphone series, but instead of using a dock, the later generation Galaxy S and Note series can simply be connected directly to a monitor to function.
In the case of Apple, Mauri says that the project is sort of ready and that Apple is constantly working on prototypes on the side and waiting for “other projects to fall into place”. Mauri also reiterates that the feature is “95% sure coming, but not 100%” yet, as it stil still depends on a lot of factors.
As rumours typically go, it’s best to take this particular gossip point with a liberal dose of skepticism, especially since Apple still has yet to give the world an update on the subject. Further, it’s unclear how the fruit company would announce such a feature, especially since doing so would mean the iPhone would be encroaching into the brand’s desktop territory.
(Source: Apple Insider)