Adobe to Launch Photoshop for iPad ➝

Mark Gurman and Nico Grant, reporting for Bloomberg:

Adobe Systems Inc., the maker of popular digital design programs for creatives, is planning to launch the full version of its Photoshop app for Apple Inc.’s iPad as part of a new strategy to make its products compatible across multiple devices and boost subscription sales.

The software developer is planning to unveil the new app at its annual MAX creative conference in October, according to people with knowledge of the plan. The app is slated to hit the market in 2019, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private product plans. Engineering delays could still alter that timeline.

It’s increasingly clear that iOS is poised to become a serious competitor to traditional operating systems. There are geeks like myself that have used it as our primary platform for a few years already, but it will soon be common amongst average users as more professional applications like Photoshop become available.