Apple Plans on Combining iPhone, iPad, Mac Apps by 2021

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Apple Inc. wants to make it easier for software coders to create tools, games and other applications for its main devices in one fell swoop -- an overhaul designed to encourage app development and, ultimately, boost revenue.

The aim of the multistep initiative, code-named “Marzipan,” is that by 2021, developers will be able to build an app once and have it work on the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers, people familiar with the effort said. That should spur the creation of new software, increasing the utility of the company’s gadgets.

Each new app is another revenue opportunity for Apple because it takes a cut of many app-related purchases and subscriptions. The company has positioned its services division as a major growth area. It plans to announce two new services -- a premium Apple News subscription offering and an original video content initiative -- at the end of March, Bloomberg News reported recently.


Later this year, Apple plans to let developers port their iPad apps to Mac computers via a new software development kit that the company will release as early as June at its annual developer conference. Developers will still need to submit separate versions of the app to Apple’s iOS and Mac App Stores, but the new kit will mean they don’t have to write the underlying software code twice, said the people familiar with the plan.

In 2020, Apple plans to expand the kit so iPhone applications can be converted into Mac apps in the same way. Apple engineers have found this challenging because iPhone screens are so much smaller than Mac computer displays.

By 2021, developers will be able to merge iPhone, iPad, and Mac applications into one app or what is known as a “single binary.” This means developers won’t have to submit their work to different Apple App Stores, allowing iOS apps to be downloaded directly from Mac computers -- effectively combining the stores.

The plans are fluid and could be altered, the people said. They asked not to be identified discussing private matters. A spokeswoman for Cupertino, California-based Apple declined to comment.

The most direct benefit of the Marzipan project will be to make life easier for the millions of developers who write software for Apple’s devices. For example, later this year Netflix Inc. would be able to more easily offer a Mac app for watching video by converting its iPad app. By 2021, Twitter Inc., which has mostly abandoned the Mac, could publish a single app for all Apple customers.

Apple previewed the apps plan, without disclosing the road map, at its developers conference last year. Bloomberg News first wrote about the initiative in 2017.

The work coincides with the company’s preparations to merge more of the underpinnings of its hardware. Currently, iPhones and iPads are powered by Apple processors, while Macs use Intel Corp. chips. Apple plans to start transitioning some Macs to its own chips as early as 2020, Bloomberg News reported last year.

Despite the app merger plan, Apple has said it won’t combine iOS and macOS into a single operating system.

Apple isn’t the first company to streamline its app ecosystems. Before Microsoft Corp. discontinued Windows for phones, it pushed a technology called Universal Windows Platform that let developers create single applications that would run on all of its devices. Similarly, Google has brought its Android mobile app store to some laptops running its Chrome OS operating system.

Apple plans to hold its annual software conference from June 3 to June 7 in San Jose, California, according to permit filings reported recently by website MacRumors.

At the event, Apple also plans to debut new software features for its devices, including a dark mode for easier nighttime viewing and new productivity tools for the iPad. The company has also internally weighed previewing a new version of the high-end Mac Pro, according to people familiar with the deliberations.

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The Much-Anticipated Louis Vuitton Eye-Trunk iPhone Case is Now Available

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STELLA MCCARTNEY 3CHAIN BAG SILICONE IPHONE 6 CASE

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The Stella McCartney 3Chain Bag Silicone iPhone 6 Case is a surefire way to rise to the occasion! We know for a fact that our smartphones (or iPhones, for that matter) are very important and dear to us, and what’s a better way of sporting something of great importance than with a stylish, designer case, right? You bet!

Just a short note, though – this piece is intended for iPhone 6 units, not for iPhone 6 Plus. Anyway, this piece is made with silicone, making it highly flexible and resistant to wear and impact. It really keeps your phone intact because of its highly resilient material. Also, it is adorned with gold colored metal hardware and has a detachable metal chain shoulder strap, which allows you to wear it in different ways (as a clutch, on your shoulders or as a beautiful crossbody). Surely, nobody does it better than Stella McCartney!

You can get your very own Stella McCartney 3Chain Bag Silicone iPhone 6 Case for $330 USD or €200 EUR via Luisa Via Roma.

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Introducing the Fendi Karlito iPhone Case

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Fendi Karlito Phone Case

Right now Fendi is on top of the world when it comes to its bags and accessories. While some think Karl Lagerfeld likes himself a little too much, the fact remains that when Karl introduced the Fendi Karlito Bag Bug, everyone wanted one.

I have my own Fendi Karlito, which has made a few appearances on PurseBlog and shown up on our Instagram account often as well. There was no need for this charm at all, and to this day, I know that it was merely a “fun” accessory. I have yet to actually put it on any of my bags.

But even with the lack of usability for Karlito, the craze is not dying down; in fact, it is only ramping up. New items with the much-loved Karlito will be released this month, including a sweatshirt with Karlito on the front and a pair of shoes, but the item that many have their eyes set on is the Fendi Karlito iPhone Case.

This month, Fendi will debut the Fendi Karlito iPhone Case, which is made with the same silver fox and goat fur shown on the original charm, for iPhone 6. Rumor has it only 600 will be made for Fendi Pre-Fall 2015, and the price will be $600. If the love for this case is anything like the Karlito charm, there will probably be a wait list. 

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Fendi Karlito iPhone Case

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Not your style? Wait! Last time Fendi dropped the Karlito Key Chain on the hands of Cara Delevigne while she was walking down the runway, it was major hit. The Karlito Key Chain become so popular that there is a waiting list for it, and just to let you know, it was priced at $1,685 USD.

Equivalent to 5 x Fendi earrings, 3 x Fendi wallet or 1 x Fendi Baguette Shoulder Bag.

Now that Fendi is introducing the Karlito iPhone Case, and it’s going to retail for $600 USD, consider it to be a ‘steal’. Its worth every penny when compare it to the Karlito Key Chain. It will be a part of Fendi Fall 2015 Pre-Fall Collection.

The Fendi Karlito iPhone Case is made from silver fox and goat fur, and the case is only suitable for the newest iPhone 6.

Now what do you think? Cute and worth the investment?

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