APPLE To Integrate iPhone, iPad and Mac Applications in 2021- #MARZIPAN
Bloomberg News today stated that Apple plans to integrate iPhone, iPad and Mac applications in 2021. According to the report, Apple’s move is designed to make it easier for software developers to create tools, games and other applications. The ultimate goal is to attract developers and drive revenue growth.
According to the sources, the internal code of the plan is “Marzipan”. This is a “multi-step” program whose ultimate goal is to help developers develop an application at a time by 2021, running on both iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Analysts say the move will help developers to develop more applications for Apple, further expanding the usability of the devices. For Apple, every new app is a new revenue opportunity because Apple will get a share.
According to sources, Apple will allow developers to port their iPad apps to Macs through a new software development kit later this year. The toolkit will be released as early as the June Developers Conference. Even so, developers still need to submit different versions of the app to Apple’s iOS and Mac App Stores, but the new toolkit means they don’t have to rewrite the underlying software code.
In 2020, Apple plans to expand the software development kit to convert iPhone apps into Mac apps in the same way. In this regard, Apple engineers have been challenged because the iPhone screen is much smaller than the Mac screen.
By 2021, developers will be able to integrate iPhone, iPad and Mac applications into one application, the so-called “single binary.” This means that developers don’t have to submit their apps to different Apple app stores, they can download iOS apps directly from their Macs, effectively integrating the app store.
The people familiar with the matter said that Apple’s plan has not yet been finalized and may change in the future. In response, Apple declined to this comment.