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Apple exec: Merging iOS and OS X would be a ‘waste of energy’


In an interview with Macworld, Apple’s Phil Schiller, Bud Tribble and Craig Federighi said that the company has no intention to merge iOS and OS X, as some people see it as the natural thing to do with these operating systems in the future.  “We don’t waste time thinking, ‘But it should be one [interface]!’ How do you make these [operating systems] merge together?’” Schiller, the company’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said. “What a waste of energy that would be.” Federighi further added that Apple won’t merge the two OSes “for the sake of convergence,” labeling such an action as a nongoal for the company, even though the exec happens to be the vice president of software engineering

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