OS X is becoming more like iOS (Not in the way that most people think)

OS X is becoming more like iOS (Not in the way that most people think)

There’s been lots of discussion of the two OSes merging to the point where a Mac will be all touch-driven. Personally, I can’t see that happen as there’s a certain level of functionality we’ve come to expect from a mouse-based OS like OS X. Also, let’s not forget about gorilla arm.

Rather, the change is happening under the hood, in how Macs and iOS devices can be managed in a corporate environment. As each full version update of iOS adds more functionality and control from an administrator perspective, Apple is adding features to OS X making it more compatible with Mobile Device Management solutions.

What does this mean for businesses? It means they can offer more choice in the BYOD model, where the “D” can now include any model from the current line-up of super-sexy MacBooks.

To break this down, here’s what Apple started doing in OS X Lion: [Read more…]