Don’t expect Apple to merge iOS and Mac apps this year

Back in December, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported on the existence of Marzipan, said to be an internal project at Apple that would allow for single apps to be designed for both Mac and iOS user interfaces. In January, Gurman followed up to note that the project was on track for inclusion in this year’s iOS 12 and macOS 10.14. But according to longtime Apple watcher John Gruber, of Daring Fireball, the initative is unlikely to surface this year — and may be less ambitious than previously assumed.

From his sources, Gruber says the project is no longer codenamed Marzipan and “sounds like a declarative control API,” which doesn’t necessarily relate to cross-platform development but would theoretically allow apps to be built for multiple…

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Author: Sam Byford

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