Apple's Cross-Platform App Support Release Slated in 2019, Not For macOS 10.14 And iOS 12
The rumored cross-platform application support that will let the Macs run iPhone and iPad apps is intended for the macOS 10.15 and iOS 13 instead of the upcoming macOS 10.14 and iOS 12. This information was revealed by a famous Apple journalist John Gruber.
According to MacRumors, Gruber has shared this piece of information in a blog post covering “scuttlebutt.” He stated that he has heard about the said cross-platform UI project is already in the works.
Moreover, it can be recalled that the news of support for a universal application that can run on iPhone, iPad, and Mac was initially shared by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman way back in December. At that moment, Gurman revealed that Apple would present the said feature in iOS 12 and macOS 10.14, with a launch likely to transpire at the WWDC 2018 in June.
Gurman and Axios’ Ina Fried later established in January that the combined app outline was set for 2018 in spite that the planned iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 features are being postponed. Nonetheless, Gruber stated that he’s almost sure that this will be a 2019 project for macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. This could also be part of an upgraded UI for iOS that is said to be arriving next year. “I would set your expectations accordingly for this year’s WWDC,” he writes in his post.
Additionally, Gruber stated that he has heard this information through first and second-hand sources. The Cupertino-based tech giant appears to be developing declarative control APIs for iOS and macOS. This only suggests that Apple really wants to make it stress-free for developers to make modern cross-platform user interfaces.
Even though this information appears true, it is still advised to be taken with skepticism. Besides, the macOS 10.14 and iOS 12 will be launched at the keynote event of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 which is slated to take place on June 4. Always stay tuned for further announcements!