Apple is working hard on the next major releases of its operating systems – macOS, iOS, tvOS and watchOS. While all eyes are on iOS, the most intriguing novelty could be for macOS. Apple has postponed some features planned for future iOS updates, to allow engineers to ensure that iOS 12 is as fluid as possible, and error-free. But a key feature is apparently still planned for 2018: the ability to run iPad apps on a Mac laptop .
According to Axios , Apple is focusing on the security and performance updates of iOS 12, thinking the company is still planning to update its OS to allow Macs to run iPad apps in 2018, both as new mobile operating system and thanks to a macOS update, probably macOS 10.14. The Mac’s ability to run applications has long been considered a problem, with the Mac App Store considered by many to be a “ghost town” with outdated applications. And, even major applications like Twitter are neglected.
Allowing Macs to access iPad-based applications would change many things in a minimal amount of time , and give developers the ability to simultaneously build applications for iPad and Mac, without having to prioritize a platform over an iPad. other – a practice that has so far shelved macOS.
Thus, the arrival of iPad apps on Mac could be a huge change for the Mac platform. We still do not know if Apple will optimize the user interface of these applications on Mac. Indeed, the use of a touch screen is very different from the use of a mouse. But, iPad app developers can hope to reach many more users.
A similar experience at the competition
We have seen practices like this from other companies. Google has recently updated Chrome OS devices such as Chromebooks to access, download and install apps from the Google Play Store. Although the implementation is still a little complex, it has the merit of being able to offer a large catalog of applications very easily to many consumers. And, it is also a practice that Microsoft uses with its universal platform ( Universal Windows Platform ).
Anyway, this move comes at the right time for Apple. The release of iOS 11 was a “disaster” for Apple, with bugs that plagued the users from day one. Problems such as missing notifications, keyboard issues, and Touch ID sensor recognition failures are some of the issues that have emerged from iOS 11, and are issues that people rarely expect to see. a company like Apple.
By choosing to focus on the stabilization of iOS 12 while improving some of its components, Apple shows how seriously it takes the problems that people have encountered with Apple. The Cupertino giant must be forgiven in 2018!