1. iMore.com's Avatar

    The Apple Watch runs WatchOS. It's a stripped down version of iOS, optimized for a much smaller screen and much smaller battery. It also has its own, distinctive look and feel, including the Home screen, its own interaction methods like the digital crown and force touch, and its own, distinctive capabilities optimized for a wearable. In contrast, when Apple decided to launch the iPad, they used iPhone OS. It was originally suggested they use the exact same single-column interface, but because it wouldn't make efficient use of the much larger screen, they decided to implement a dual-column interface instead. Yet the Home screen and design language remained the same as the iPhone as did the interaction methods and capabilities.
    Imagine instead, like the Apple Watch, the iPad ran its own distinct version of iOS: iPad OS. Rather than stripped down version for smaller screens and batteries, imagine it ran an amped-up version that really took advantage of bigger screens and batteries, with a Home screen, interaction methods, and capabilities optimized for a tablet.

    Full story from the iMore Blog...
    02-04-2015 07:00 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Where is the real iphone company?
    By Ishara Cooray in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 02-27-2015, 01:03 PM
  2. What do you think of the iPad Mini 3 and the iPad Air 2?
    By Cody5992 in forum General Apple News & Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-20-2015, 01:12 AM
  3. How Long Does A iPad Mini Alarm Ring?
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-04-2015, 07:13 AM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-04-2015, 05:09 AM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-03-2015, 09:42 PM