Bloomberg reports that software developers are working on an application that works on phones, iPads and computers, so all users will get new features and updates at the same time.
Currently, iPhone and iPad users download new applications via the App Store, which regularly offers updates and new versions. However, laptop and desktop users aren't so lucky. The Mac App has a more limited selection of programs, which are rarely updated.
The combined App Store would help the iOS and macOS platforms “evolve and grow as one, and not one at the expense of the other,” Steven Troughton-Smith, an Apple app developer, told Bloomberg. Troughton-Smith also said: “This would be the biggest change to Apple’s software platform since iOS was introduced.”
According to the story, the app development is part of a secret project codenamed “Marzipan” that will start early next year and could be announced at Apple's annual conference in the summer.
However, nothing is set in stone yet, and the program could be changed or canceled before anything is announced.
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