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Apple may merge iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps for a uniform experience

21 December 2017 4

Apple may be planning to offer better and one user experience by combining the apps from iPhone, iPad, and Mac. This will help the users to access the apps from any hardware without any issue. A uniformity that will give people a way to use a single set of apps across iPhones, iPads, and Macs may come out as a boon soon. Apple hasn’t yet come out with any statement on the same, but the people working close to this matter have reportedly said this.

Currently, the developers build two different types of apps, one of iOS and another for macOS, the system that runs Macs. This already seems a too much work, building different apps to work for the different ecosystem. While this doesn’t affect the customers' end, the not-so-good support on Mac does annoy users. For instance, a Twitter app on iPhones and iPads is regularly updated but the same doesn’t get such continuous updates for the Mac version. Here, the need for uniformity arrives that could offer a single user experience and allow the customers to access their favorite apps irrespective of the devices.

Steven Troughton-Smith, an app developer and longtime voice in the Apple community, “this would be the biggest change to Apple’s software platform since iOS was introduced.”

According to the source, who requested anonymity to discuss an internal matter, said “Marzipan,” is the secret project, which is planned as a multiyear effort that will start rolling out as early as next year. Apple is reportedly developing the strategy as part of the next major iOS and macOS updates.

For now, it’s unclear whether Apple is also planning to merge the separate Mac and iOS App Stores as well.

Whether Apple is really planning a uniform user environment or not, the official plans are still under the wraps but if it's planning the same then the uniformity would make it easier to create a single operating system for all Apple gadgets.


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