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    Default Re: Is iPad Pro tough enough to run OS X?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quis89 View Post
    Personally I'd love for Apple to show us some love and develop a hybrid OS
    Same here, Ultimately, I'd prefer OS X, but understandably, a hybrid system would be better.

    Just look at the missteps MS did within Windows 8, trying to make one OS perfect for both tablets and desktops. It was ok on tablets but not so much on desktops.
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    Default Re: Is iPad Pro tough enough to run OS X?

    Quote Originally Posted by randally View Post
    Whoa.... Where did THAT come from? Nowhere in this thread or in the TidBits article was THAT mentioned. Apple supports it's hardware almost to a ridiculous degree. I have a 2008 MacBook Pro that still runs great. Granted, I cannot run the most recent OS, but Snow Leopard still does everything I want it to, and Apple still releases Security updates for it. Show me an 8 year old Windoze system.. it would be running XP which received NO support from MS.
    In my house there are currently 3 Macs, and 5 i-"devices" ranging from 6 months to 11 years old that are all still functional.

    I think your iPad Pro is safe....
    From this reply...

    "I'd say that an iPad running OS X is highly unlikely. I'd personally love to see it. I see lots of positives in using my Surface Pro, and I think an iPad capable of running OS X will exceed those benefits. Yet, I think that will so muddy Apple's product mix and cause more issues then it solves, I'd say no."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Beagle View Post
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    "I'd say that an iPad running OS X is highly unlikely. I'd personally love to see it. I see lots of positives in using my Surface Pro, and I think an iPad capable of running OS X will exceed those benefits. Yet, I think that will so muddy Apple's product mix and cause more issues then it solves, I'd say no."
    OS X is the operating system used on Macs.
    iOS 10 is a not yet released mobile operating system to be used on iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
    They're not the same thing. I bet my 401k that the iPad Pro will support iOS 10 when it's released.
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    Default Re: Is iPad Pro tough enough to run OS X?

    Ok. Only owned IBM computers.
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    Default Re: Is iPad Pro tough enough to run OS X?

    Quote Originally Posted by DevilishBanker View Post
    OS X is the operating system used on Macs.
    iOS 10 is a not yet released mobile operating system to be used on iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
    I saw somewhere a rumor that Apple may drop the X identifier from Mac OS. I wonder if that will happen this year because iOS 10 is coming out and there may be some confusion with both operating systems being 10 - just a random thought that popped into my head as I saw your post.
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    Default Re: Is iPad Pro tough enough to run OS X?

    Quote Originally Posted by maflynn View Post
    I saw somewhere a rumor that Apple may drop the X identifier from Mac OS. I wonder if that will happen this year because iOS 10 is coming out and there may be some confusion with both operating systems being 10 - just a random thought that popped into my head as I saw your post.
    I've heard that as well but I'm unsure of the timing. Your argument makes sense and I think it makes sense from a marketing standpoint. They've been using the OS X name for a loooooooong time.
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    Default Re: Is iPad Pro tough enough to run OS X?

    Might be OSX on the next update of iPad Pro? It would be great to run both iOS and OSX
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    Default Re: Is iPad Pro tough enough to run OS X?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacsniper View Post
    I was expecting the iPad Pro to be similar to the Surface Pro where it runs on full computer OS. The question I have is, does the iPad Pro have the hardware to run OS X and is it possible to install OS X (obviously not through Apple's way).
    I'm going to sway towards the no answer. Simply because when i boot up my Macbook Pro (Non-Retina) with nothing running its already using 4GB of RAM. This would mean, the iPad is already suffering. Apple would also need to provide an OS like Windows 8.1 which allows for Touch screen.

    At the moment (and i could be wrong) Apple doesn't seem interested in providing touch screen laptops or running OSx ahem, MacOS on tablets.
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    Default Re: Is iPad Pro tough enough to run OS X?

    I think homebrew has proven one thing. Nothing is impossible. Someone could compile OS X for Arm and suss out all the details for install.

    Another thing that homebrew shows is that many things are impractical.
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    Default Re: Is iPad Pro tough enough to run OS X?

    I don't think so
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