According to a new leak, Apple is currently testing a Samsung DeX-like feature on its iPhone. The reports say that Apple is currently running macOS on an iPhone and it also has plans to introduce a docking feature that provides a full desktop experience when you connect an iPhone to a monitor.
iPhone with MacOS
Apple working on Linda/Dex type of prototypes
the software work on it is insane
i cant even tell you how excited they are about the whole thing ????
— Mauri QHD (@MauriQHD) June 26, 2020
MauriQHD reveals that Apple has built a prototype macOS that functions on an iPhone. It even goes further to reveal that the company is testing a DeX-like prototype. If you didn’t know, DeX is a feature by Samsung that allows its phones to provide a full desktop experience when connected to a monitor.
We have also previously seen the Project Linda by Razer that took a similar approach. With the project, you could dock a smartphone on the trackpad of a thin notebook and then you could use it as an ultrabook.
A previous tweet by MauriQHD also revealed that Apple is also working on prototypes of iPads that run both iPadOS and macOS. This one, apparently, has been in the works for years.
Apple working on prototypes of an iPad with iPadOS and MacOS, i´ve been saying this all along, but i´ve got 100% confirmation now
years in the works
— Mauri QHD (@MauriQHD) June 9, 2020
For now, unfortunately, we do not have any official announcements or statements to confirm these stories. As such, we advise that you take it with a pinch of salt. However, given that Apple recently made an announcement that they were switching to its own silicon chips, the company may be trying out a seamless switch between interfaces as well. Also, given that the Mac Mini with the A12Z Bionic chipset runs full desktop applications with ease, it is possible for Apple to launch the smartphone docking feature.