Apple’s ongoing project to make it relatively simple for developers to port iPad software to macOS is apparently on schedule. This will reportedly be a highlight of next month’s developers conference.
In addition, Apple executives will unveil several of their own iOS apps ported to macOS 10.15, as well as a Mac version of the Music app.
iPad app to macOS 10.15 app
The company has made it clear it’s not merging iOS and macOS. It is, however, streamlining the process of developing applications that can run on both an iPad and a Mac, something it previewed last year. Eventually, iPhone apps will be included as well.
The tools developers need to port iPad apps to macOS could be introduced at WWDC 2019 in June, according to Bloomberg.
To demonstrate, the iPad version of Apple’s Podcasts app will launch with macOS 10.15. In addition, the rumored combination of Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps will also be part of this Mac upgrade.
A Mac Music app and more
Apple is also reportedly going to introduce a version of the Music app in the next macOS, according to Bloomberg. This isn’t being ported from iOS though, but has been developed as a Mac program.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that Music and Podcasts are coming to macOS. They will be joined by a Mac version of the Apple TV app, and a redesigned Books app, according to a previous report. What all this means for iTunes, which currently combines all these features, is not yet clear.
There could be Mac versions of Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts, as well as a redesigned Reminders app, unveiled next month at WWDC as well.