Apple’s iPad is Finally Going to Run Adobe Photoshop
The gap between Apple’s iPad and PC tablets is once again shrinking, this time with the help of Adobe Systems Inc. When Apple announced the release of iOS 11 in 2017, it became clear that the tech company was planning to make the iPad more functional, much like a PC. However, certain apps like Adobe’s full-version of Photoshop were not yet a part of this update.
A recent report from Bloomberg states that Adobe is in the process of putting together a full version of Photoshop for Apple’s iPad.
[This move is] part of a new strategy to make [Adobe’s] products compatible across multiple devices and boost subscription sales.
The Chief Product Officer of Creative Cloud, Scott Belsky, confirmed the release of this new version of Photoshop. The time of the release has not yet been set, but it is expected to be unveiled at Adobe’s annual MAX Creative Conference in October and released sometime in 2019. Belsky said his “aspiration is to get these on the market as soon as possible.”
The move to allow Photoshop to be accessed on iPad is part of Adobe’s goal to appeal to on-the-go hobbyists. Prior to the update, Apple-using creatives were only able to edit from home or the office. The new version will allow for users to continue their edits on different devices using the Adobe Creative Cloud.
For Apple, being able to run Photoshop on the iPad’s will allow them to compete with Microsoft’s Surface. The Surface has had the capability of running all full-scale PC apps since its release. This cross-platform update will take Microsoft’s advantage of being the only tablet to run Creative Cloud applications away. However, for both Apple and Adobe, things are only looking up from here.