Apple has jumped the gun on an upcoming addition to its iOS devices, listing a placeholder for a new in-house app on its App Store.
Dubbed “Files”, the app was initially spotted by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, and it’s getting iPhone and iPad users very excited.
With Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference set to kick off in mere hours, the app hints at a potential overhaul of Apple’s iOS file management approach.
Since 2007, iOS has given users limited access to files on their devices, in contrast to systems like Android, which allow in-depth browsing and moving of individual files and folders.
Instead, iOS apps handle their own files. For example, documents received in emails can only be viewed using specific apps, and not within a file management system akin to ‘Finder’ on Mac computers or ‘File Explorer’ on Windows.
All suspicions and speculation will be addressed at the conference later today.