By John Gruber
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Last week, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi and Bud Tribble were interviewed as part of the Mac’s 30th anniversary. They — in no uncertain terms — slammed the door shut on the idea that Apple was planning on merging iOS (the operating system for their phones and tablets) with OS X (the operating system for their notebooks and desktops). […]
“And that”, I thought to myself, “finally puts an end to that discussion.”
Boy, was I wrong.
Kirk’s argument pairs well with the aforelinked piece by Dr. Drang. If you design a system that affords generous touch targets, it’s going to feel simplistic while using a mouse/trackpad and keyboard. And if you design a system well-suited for a mouse/trackpad and keyboard, it’s going to be terrible to use with touch.
★ Thursday, 30 January 2014