When it comes to software architecture, Apple’s macOS isn’t a winner
- by admin
Posted by TechCrunch on Monday, March 03, 2021 12:15:58In this interview with Axios, Apple VP of Software Architecture Scott Forstall reveals how the Mac OS and Apple Watch will evolve with a new software architecture and a new user interface that will help users “see, feel and interact” with their software more easily.
We started out as a company that wanted to create a universal platform, and we wanted to bring a lot of features that were available on other platforms and create a whole new ecosystem for people to use.
That’s why we had the iPad, iPhone, iPod and Apple TV all around the world.
We thought, well, how do we build a universal experience?
We had a very clear vision, but we wanted a platform that was different from the competition, so we built something that we believed was universal.
So it was really, really a design decision.
We had this vision that we wanted users to be able to go to their computer and see, feel, interact with their apps more easily, so that they could build experiences that were more like a tablet or a smartphone, or a personal assistant.
So we had a lot to learn from the iPad and the iPhone.
It was a very iterative process.
We built this platform in an iterative way.
I mean, we had to do some of that thinking in terms of how it would scale.
We had to understand that we were not going to get all the features that people would need.
We were going to have to build it so it was a good fit for people’s needs.
And then when we got into this new ecosystem, we were able to do that.
We didn’t need to reinvent the wheel.
We didn’t have to reinvent every feature.
We did it with what we believed were good architectures.
But the most important thing for us is, we wanted people to be productive.
So the new OS architecture that we released today is a big departure from the previous architecture that you’ve seen before.
It’s a very focused, focused, thoughtful approach to software.
It’s also very different from other platforms, in that we didn’t build an operating system to run iOS.
So there’s no Apple Watch app.
So what we did was build an OS to run apps and services that were designed to be portable.
It doesn’t mean we couldn’t build other apps that would be useful to users who are running iOS on the Mac, but that was the focus of this new architecture.
Apple Watch apps are designed to run on the watchOS platform and run on a variety of hardware platforms, including the Mac and iPhone.
This is the first time that the Apple Watch OS has been designed to scale across these devices, which is exciting for Apple Watch users because they’ll now be able take their Apple Watch with them wherever they go.
We want to make sure that people have access to apps and service that are compatible with the new watchOS operating system.
So Apple Watch apps will be accessible from a wide variety of platforms and we’ll be able make those available to all users, whether they have an iPhone or Mac.
The new watch OS is designed to support apps from a variety, not just iOS.
We also want to support applications that are natively on macOS and from Android.
For example, the new Watch app will run on all platforms, and the Watch app on the Apple TV will run natively.
And we also want users to have the ability to bring their Apple Pay mobile payments into the Watch.
So you’ll be the first to see the new Apple Pay in the Watch App and the app will have the same functionality on all of your Apple Watch models, whether it’s for your Mac or your iPhone.
The Watch App on the new MacBook Pro will be able bring your payments from the Mac to your Watch.
But in the new Mac, we’re also releasing a version of the Watch OS that’s designed to work on a wide range of other devices.
That includes the Apple Pencil and Apple Keyboard, which are the same things that people use on their iPhone.
So the new platform that we’re announcing today with the release of the new macOS 10.12 Sierra, which includes all of these new features, is designed for developers to build apps that can run on these new hardware platforms.
And so we’re very proud of this.
We’re proud of the fact that we have a very diverse user base on Macs and iPhones, and that we’ve done it.
The only way to truly support all of those devices is to build a very strong, well-rounded platform, which means we need to keep innovating and making sure that we do it right.
Posted by TechCrunch on Monday, March 03, 2021 12:15:58In this interview with Axios, Apple VP of Software Architecture Scott Forstall…