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Apple wants universal apps for iOS & macOS

IOS and macOS are two of the operating systems designed by Apple. The first is for the manufacturer’s mobile devices, namely the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The second, meanwhile, drives the brand’s Mac computers.

In designing their applications, developers must work on two different media. These are then available in two different versions, one for iOS and the other for macOS. A situation that does not facilitate the task of developers. However, Bloomberg reports that Apple is preparing an alternative to remedy the situation.

According to the New York press agency, the apple brand would work on a supportuniversal applications for developers. Internally, the platform would be codenamed Marzipan. This support would allow the design of an application compatible with ciOS and macOS without having to work on two different architectures.

If the information from Bloomberg are correct, the release of this universal application platform should take place in the course of 2019. The presentation of the support could however take place next June, during the opening keynote of WWDC 2018. The platform is therefore planned for the next versions of Apple’s operating systems, namely iOS 12 and macOS 10.14.