Published: Thu, December 21, 2017
Tech | By Amelia Peters

Macs may run iOS apps in 2018

Macs may run iOS apps in 2018

It's also on trend in terms of the broader industry - Google made it possible to run Android apps on its Chrome OS desktop operating system earlier this year, and Windows has had a single OS for its tablet/hybrid and more traditional desktop devices for a while now. As a result, the apps that do make it to the Mac App Store are often given less attention than their mobile counterparts, which means fewer updates and less upkeep. The system would unify development environments for both of Apple's main computing platforms, iOS and macOS, allowing them to target all devices with a single app instead of having to develop separately for each.

Apple isn't in a position to ditch the Mac platform because it's still more capable than iOS on the iPhone and iPad.

San Francisco-Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad introduced a novel way of interacting with computers: via easy-to-use applications, accessible in the highly curated App Store. In doing so, there'd be less work for developers and more choices for consumers. But the tipsters said that the plan is "still fluid" and may see the implementation undergo major changes or even get scrapped altogether. The app has since been pulled off the store but Apple has refused to comment on the issue, CNET reports.

The tech giant could next year start allowing developers to create a single application that would work on any Apple hardware, Bloomberg is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans.

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Apple wouldn't be first to bring mobile and desktop apps closer together.

Bloomberg says, "The secret project, codenamed, 'Marzipan, ' is one of the tentpole additions for next year's Apple software road map".

KON demands Apple to publicly apologise for using its logo, stop selling devices using the current App Store logo, and pay compensation for economic loss.

Bloomberg's sources said that the project may be unveiled next June at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. However, a Chinese clothing brand named "Kon" with a very similar logo is now suing the iPhone maker for stealing its logo for the App Store, The Verge reports.

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