New ‘Files’ App listing spotted on the App Store prior to WWDC ’17 Keynote

by Karthik Iyer 1

With less than about 12 hours to go for Apple‘s WWDC keynote, we now have spotted a new placeholder in the App Store which hints at a new feature that we might see later tonight. Yes, a new placeholder has gone live on the Apple’s App Store for a ‘Files’ application from the company. Well, it should be quite obvious by now that the company is indeed planning on bringing an expanded filesystem to the new iOS 11 which the company is expected to unveil later today.

Now taking a look at this listing, we can see that there is not a lot of details about the same. We don’t have any screenshots as well which us leaves completely clueless as to what to expect from this new app. However, the only thing which we can confirm is the developer of the app. Yes, the developer of the app is listed as Apple Inc which means it is an official first party app. Interestingly, it also mentions that it will require iOS 11+.

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The app listing was originally spotted by a developer named Steven Troughton-Smith. Later he went on to Twitter stating that it only supports 64-bit devices. Well, this also suggests that the company might drop the support for 32-bit applications with iOS 11. And if you have been following the news, then you might already be knowing this since it was hinted earlier as well.

It also looks like this new ‘Files’ app will come pre-installed with the iOS 11. And as far as the new listing is concerned, it could mainly be for the people who’d want to install it once again in case if they ever disable it. With all that said, we really hope that this is something which the company introduces later today. The expanded file eco-system is something that we have always wanted on the iOS and this could be it.

However, it is going to be interesting to see how Apple is going to play around with this. The company previously went on record and said that they won’t be offering users full control over their files and the iOS don’t really need a filesystem as such. Well, i guess we will have to wait for a couple of more hours to find out how this will work. Having said that, we would like to know your thoughts on this. Are you looking forward to this new features on the new iOS 11? Be sure to let us know by dropping a comment down below and also, stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more info like this.

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Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • I didn’t know unlike Android, iPhone lacks this feature to access each folder!! I think this option should be there in every phone no matter what platform it is..