Report: Apple wants to combine Mac, iPad and iPhone development with new SDK

Codenamed Marzipan, could be about to make life much easier for software creators

Report: Apple wants to combine Mac, iPad and iPhone development with new SDK

Apple wants developers to be able to make on build of a game or app that will work across its entire range of tech by 2021.

That's according to a report from Bloomberg, which says the California-based tech giant is working on an initiative called Marzipan which will allow creators to build software once and have it compatible with its Mac computers as well as its iPhone and iPad mobile devices.

Coming soon?

Applications will have to be submitted twice, once to the mobile App Store and again to the Mac storefront, but the actual build itself will be the same.

This SDK could be in the hands of software makers in June, when Apple holds its annual developer conference.

We've already seen Apple trying to position its technology as the solution to all user needs - look no further than the iPad Pro 'What computer?' ad, which saw a kid not know what a computer was because, apparently, Apple's top-tier tablet does everything a laptop or desktop is required to.

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