Adrian Weckler, writing for The Independent:
Speaking to Independent.ie , Cook denied that the death of computers such as the Mac was imminent and said that there would be a market for such traditional personal computers for the foreseeable future.
“We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad,” said Cook. “Because what that would wind up doing, or what we’re worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world. And putting those two together would not achieve either. You’d begin to compromise in different ways.”
Rather than converge both platforms into one, my bet is that Apple will continue supporting both operating systems until iOS eventually supplants OS X. We’re talking 5, 10, maybe even 15 years down the line, but it’ll happen eventually. Most likely once iOS has been built upon such that it’s capable of more than OS X ever will be.