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Apple CEO Tim Cook Denies iOS and Mac Headed for Software Merger

Apple CEO Tim Cook Denies iOS and Mac Headed for Software Merger

Apple CEO Tim Cook denies rumors that the Cupertino firm is working on cross-platform software that will bridge iOS and macOS.

AppleInsider:

“We don’t believe in sort of watering down one for the other,” Cook told the Sydney Morning Herald in an interview published on Thursday. “Both are incredible. One of the reasons that both of them are incredible is because we pushed them to do what they do well. And if you begin to merge the two … you begin to make trade offs and compromises.

“So maybe the company would be more efficient at the end of the day. But that’s not what it’s about. You know it’s about giving people things that they can then use to help them change the world or express their passion or express their creativity. So this merger thing that some folks are fixated on, I don’t think that’s what users want.”

Rumors surfaced a few months back about a project called “Marzipan” which would allow iOS apps to run on the Mac platform. Apple has also been rumored to be working on another project, dubbed Kalamata, which is an effort to design custom processors for the Mac.

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