Not only is Apple working on the update of iOS 11 – OS 11.3 – but they’re also currently updating the operating systems for their other lines as well. New instalments of macOS, tvOS, and watchOS are all receiving some much-needed attention in 2018. And there’s one big change that could come to the macOS which has us all very interested.
Axios has confirmed that, in the next major iOS update, Apple will let their Mac users run iPad apps on their laptops and desktops. However, it hasn’t yet been confirmed if Apple will optimise the user interface for iPad apps on a Mac – after all, using a trackpad is certainly different to a touchscreen. But, for now, let’s assume that some effort will be made into accommodating macOS users.
If the change does indeed go through, this could be a huge chance for app developers. Instead of restricting their work to iOS, they can let laptop and desktop users in on the fun, too. This will certainly change the game in the field of apps and will hopefully create more opportunities for the developers we know and love.
Apple has recently come under fire for their less-than-sufficient iOS 11, which has been buggy, unstable, and unreliable ever since it was first released. Their strategy to counter bad software – and the subsequent bad press which has surrounded it – is to refocus on what’s important to them: good, working software. macOS is no exception to their latest strategy, and although the next update will include general fixes and improvements to stability as opposed to interesting, innovative features, we will still be getting the great feature of cross-OS apps.
How do you feel about this new feature? Will you be using iPad apps on your MacBook or iMac? Let us know in the comments below.