Microsoft introduced a redesigned Windows 11 this week. Of all the features revealed, do you think Apple should copy one for the Mac?
With Windows 11, Microsoft probably took inspiration from macOS with its new Start menu. It combines applications, recent documents and a separate search interface. Although similar, Microsoft uses a solid color in the menu rather than Apple’s translucent one.
Snap Layouts and Snap Groups are a handy feature that looks, at first glance, like Apple’s approach for iPadOS 15 with Split View and Slide Over.
This new Snap Layouts feature on Windows 11 allows the user to quickly insert applications in the various modes supported by the new system. Snap Groups, on the other hand, will remind the user where the apps are stored. These features can be useful for supporting multiple monitors, as the user can make sure everything looks exactly the way they want.
One of the great features of Windows 11 is the new Microsoft Store. With this, Microsoft not only says it won’t charge a commission because it will allow users to download Android apps through the Amazon App Store. Although Apple allows Mac M1 users to enjoy iPhone apps on Mac, they often don’t work as expected or just aren’t supported yet. At Edge, Microsoft has also confirmed that it will be possible to load Android apps on Windows 11.
The new operating system will also improve the gestures you can use on tablets and hybrid computers. Instead of switching to tablet mode, Windows 11 will make all icons bigger and easier to touch.
Last but not least, Microsoft is working hard on the integration of its new platform. For example, Microsoft Teams will be a native part of Windows 11 and the Xbox Game Pass app will also be available to all users with its xCloud integration in the Xbox app.
Of course, Apple integrates its operating system but, at the same time, wouldn’t it be nicer to have Xbox Game Pass natively rather than Apple Arcade?
Which of these Windows 11 features do you want Apple to copy for the Mac? Vote in the poll and tell us in the comment section below.
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