Wish you could run your iOS apps on your Mac, and vice versa? It looks like it could happen as soon as next year. According to reports, Apple is looking into combining iOS and macOS apps, allowing users to run a single app on the iPhone, iPad and Mac devices.
According to Bloomberg, the apps would be designed so that they would work on a touchscreen for mobile devices, and with a keyboard, mouse and trackpad for Macs. This could be launched as soon as next year with iOS 12 and macOS 10.14, which should be announced at the next WWDC event in June 2018.
But of course, this is still a rumour for now, and things could change at anytime. Afterall, this is a major change that could presumably involve a lot of work on Apple’s end. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment on that matter to Bloomberg.
If this works out, it could make life easier for developers. Right now, developers must design two different apps for iOS and macOS, and update them individually. With a single app that could run on both platforms, the work gets cut into half. In addition to that, Apple users have always complained that Mac apps do not get updated as frequently as iOS apps, which means that if this rumour is true, Mac apps will not be as neglected.
Check out Bloomberg to find out more.