Macs get more like iPads
iOS and OSX grow closer together with the launch of a Mac App Store and new interfaces in the upcoming OS X Lion.
A few months ago, we wondered how iPad-like indeed.. Apple was clearly thinking the same thing, because the summer 2011 release of OS X Lion looks like it's going to make Macs very
First and foremost, an App Store will be hitting the Mac "within 90 days" , with software updates and much of the same look and feel as what exists on the iPad. It looks as if the Mac App Store will focus on Mac-specific apps, but it can't require too much of a leap to imagine universal apps that could run on iPhones, iPads, and Macs all at once.
A new Expose-influenced interface called Launchpad will organize those apps in the same multipage grid with folders.
Multitouch gestures will also be expanded, although no touch-screen Macs look to be in Apple's future. We'll come back and discuss more later .