Originally NeXTSTEP ran on 68K but by the end it ran primarily on x386, with SPARC and HP PA-RISC…
Geordie Korper

Correct but the context of his argument is that OS X was designed to run on “powerful” hardware and iOS is not. It is not a convincing argument because hardware is always improving. The original AT&T UNIX ran on “powerful” hardware for its time.

So it depends on your perspective; whether you’re more impressed by what software developers could do with limited hardware specifications or how far the hardware designers have come to allow such software to exist. A glass that is half-full or half-empty.

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