Tech Company Apple Inc. has introduced a unique way for their iPhone and iPad to interact with their iMac computers. The company made this revelation on Wednesday, stating that the phone and pad will connect to iMac via easy-to-use applications, though the applications can only be accessible in their App store.
Apple hasn’t had much success with their Mac App Store as it contains only a few applications and they are rarely updated. That is about to change as the company has concluded plans to give users a way to use a single set of apps that will work excellently in all their three major devices; iPhones, iPads and Macs.
Apple revealed that this latest development would kick off early next year. Their software designers will begin to design a single application that works with a touchscreen or mouse and trackpad. This implies that the application will run whether you are using it on an iPhone, an iPad or a Mac hardware. This information was revealed by sources that are close to the issue.
Apple stated that their developers would design two different applications, one that runs on iOS while the other one for macOS, the system that runs Macs. This will solve a lot of issues especially for iMac users who constantly complain about their apps getting short shrift. With that single app, users of Mac, iPad and iPhone users will get new features and updates simultaneously.
Steven Troughton-Smith, an app developer in the Apple community while commenting on the move stated that “Unifying the apps could help the iOS and macOS platforms evolve and grow as one, and not one at the expense of the other.” He further added that “This would be the biggest change to Apple’s software platform since iOS was introduced.”
The sources who prefer to stay anonymous because it is an internal matter at the moment stated that Apple is developing this strategy as part of a larger iOS and macOS updates. The sources added that the project which is codenamed “Marzipan,” will run for years with the first update set to be released early next year. They further added that the company plans to announce at their annual developers’ conference in the summer. At this time, the plans haven’t been concluded yet, the sources added, thus there could be a change in the implementation or the company might decide to cancel it altogether.
When contacted, a spokeswoman for Apple declined to comment.