The D11 conference every year promises to throw up surprises and this year was no different as Apple CEO Tim Cook took the centrestage. According to The Verge, his interaction during the conference has given out a brief idea about the future of his firm.
Apple developing apps for Android, a thought that never existed before the recent turn of event, could be a reality some time in future. Though not totally backing it, Cook said that his company was at least open to such idea.
To a question, “Would Apple port an app from iOS to Android?” during a Q&A session at the conference, he said, “We have no religious issue with doing that. If we thought it made sense for us to do that, we would do that.”
Tim Cook during the D11 conference
Another topic that the Apple CEO had to confront was about Apple's software being more restricted in comparison to other platforms such as Android. When asked if the company was thinking about being lenient in its stance , he said, “On the general topic of opening up APIs, I think you'll see us open up more in the future. But, not to the degree that we put the customer at risk of having a bad experience.”
This could also mean that in future, Apple could be open to more third-party customisation and Cook was not hesitant enough to make his thought heard. When asked if Apple would be allowing third parties to provide additional features on iOS devices, Cook confirmed that Apple would.