How Ap­ple can turn the iphone into an ul­tra por­ta­ble Mac­book Air

Af­ter 10 years, it’s time to take the next step.

Macworld (USA) - - Workingmac - BY MICHAEL SI­MON

Amid the bat­tles over bezels, screens, and bat­tery life, there’s one thing that all iphones have in com­mon: They’re pow­er­ful enough to re­place your PC. Now be­fore you start yelling at your screen, I’m not talk­ing about the imac Pro (see page 61) or the HP Omen ( go. mac­world.com/hp17). If you use your lap­top or desk­top to do some­thing you can’t do on your phone, the point is moot. PCS and Macs still have their place in the world, and it’s go­ing to be a long while be­fore our mo­bile de­vices can han­dle the more stren­u­ous tasks we call on our PCS to do.

But for the ma­jor­ity of peo­ple, an iphone is enough. Ap­ple knows this. It’s al­ready mar­ket­ing the ipad as a com­puter ( go.mac­world.com/ippc), and the iphone is just a stone’s throw away, with the same pro­ces­sor, OS, and stor­age ca­pac­ity. The only real prob­lem is that the screen is too

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