Apple is reportedly looking to combine and unify its apps from the iPhone, iPad, and MacOS by the year 2021. The new initiative is part of Apple’s plan to simplify, overhaul, and to encourage app development among developers.
Codenamed “Marzipan”, plans of its initiative has apparently been revealed during its own WWDC event last year. To that end, it should also be worth noting that Apple has already begun porting iOS versions of Home, Stocks, News and Voice Memo apps over to macOS 10.14 Mojave.
In a sense, the whole plan is very similar to what Windows tried to do with its Universal Windows Platform app. Sadly though, things never really went as planned. And while some Microsoft universal apps still exist, the company has instead been asking developers to bring their apps to the Microsoft Store. Rather than create a single app that would work across all Microsoft platforms like the Xbox One, HoloLens, and PCs.
Beyond that, Apple did not say how it was planning on combining its apps within the next two years. Having said that, it is very likely that the company from Cupertino will divulge more on the topic during this year’s WWDC that rumoured to be taking off sometime in June. Complete with an SDK for developers to test out.