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Everyone thought Apple would finally announce their “Pro apps” during the 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference, and those rumors became even more credible after the iPad Pro was announced in April. Mostly because, for the first time, the iPad Pro would use the same processor as the Mac: the Apple M1. But these pro apps never came.
However, Apple did announce something that most people did not seem to notice. Apple was going to invite select developers to test Swift Playgrounds 4 on their iPads. It was specifically mentioned that people could use an iPad to create an app and upload it to the App Store.
This may seem like a coincidence, but Apple told us that they are still working on bringing Xcode to the iPad and that the same would happen with Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro.
Apple is a company that needs a lot of feedback before they bring anything to market. That’s one of the reasons why, during the yearly Worldwide Developers Conferences, many developers describe their experiences with certain features that Apple has asked them to test. I think it’s about time that Xcode, Logic Pro and Final Cut are available in certain iPad models. I can not give you an exact date yet, but I can tell you that it will happen sooner rather than later.
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I have heard from several sources that apparently, certain developers, artists, and creatives are being asked to test early builds of the iPadOS versions of these apps. I can not confirm if this actually means Apple will announce this soon or not, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction.
I have been told by some sources connected to the matter that Apple’s software engineers are being asked to give special consideration to an iPadOS version of Xcode, Logic Pro, and Final Cut, so much so that there’s a team working on just that right now.
I can not confirm anything right now, but if I had to bet, I’d say Apple could announce these apps during this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference and release them later this year when the new iPad Pro launches, but as I said, that’s just my opinion.
The company could also release it in 2023. I know I am not giving you an exact release date, but at this point, I can not give you one either.
As I said, the good news is that Apple’s software engineers are doing their best to get them ready as soon as possible and we will sooner than previously thought. I will keep you updated on this topic and if there is anything new, you will be the first to know. I sincerely hope you found this article helpful. Have a fantastic day. Thank you very much for reading.
[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]