This guy found a way to run Apple's Mac software on an iPad - and it works surprisingly well
- YouTuber Jonathan Morrison has pulled off something iPad and Mac fans have been dying to see: A full version of MacOS, Apple's operating system for Mac computers, running on an iPad.
- For this setup, Morrison used the 2018 Mac Mini as a way to put MacOS on a 2018 iPad Pro.
- You have to see it to believe it.
For years, one of the biggest desires among iPad owners is that they wish it could run Mac software. The iPad is an excellent device for consuming media, like watching movies or reading books, but a handful of limitations keep it from being a real work computer - the main one being that it runs iOS, instead of a more robust desktop operating system like Apple's MacOS.
Apple insists iPads and Mac computers will always be separate devices, and that we will never see desktop software on an iPad. Apple's Craig Federighi, who leads software efforts for both Mac and iOS devices, told Wired earlier this year that he's "not into touchscreens on PCs," and doubts he will change his mind.
But thankfully, there's a way to experience MacOS on an iPad, even without Apple's official blessing. YouTuber Jonathan Morrison says he saw this unique setup "hit the internet this week," and after trying it himself, filmed how well it works for everyone to see.
Here's how Morrison made MacOS run on an iPad Pro, and how you can do it, too: