Can Apple Make My Dream Mac Now?
HWM Singapore|July 2021
My dream Mac is actually very simple. It would be a MacBook Pro with a detachable display. And when you remove the display from the keyboard, it turns into an iPad. Another way to think of it is that it’s an iPad running iPadOS that turns into a Mac running macOS when you attach it to a keyboard.
Kenny Yeo

It’s hard to say if Apple has ever thought of making something like this. But even if they did, they could never have made one because Macs ran on Intel and iPads run on Arm.

Until now.

Last year, Apple decided to ditch Intel and use its own processors in Macs. This meant that for the first time, Macs and iPads are powered by the same type of processor. And to appreciate how amazing Apple’s new processor is, consider that the same M1 processor found in Macs like the new 24-inch iMac and MacBook Pro is also in the latest iPad Pro – a device that’s millimetres thick and with no active cooling system.

This development is interesting. Apart from the obvious fact that you now have a ridiculously overpowered iPad, it also means that it is technically possible for the iPad Pro to run macOS.

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