In a major announcement, Bloomberg reports that Adobe Systems will announce a full-featured version of its iconic Photoshop program for the iPad. The announcement is anticipated at the October 2018 MAX Creative Conference. Release of the new app is anticipated for 2019, according to the Bloomberg report.
This represents a major shift in Adobe’s strategy. It also recognizes the increased consumer reliance on tablets over laptops and desktop computers. Although desktop computers are still the dominate platform in the US, followed closely by laptops, tablet usage is increasing. The Pew Research Center reports that laptop/desktop ownership has remained fairly constant over the last several years. Tablet ownership has dramatically increased in the same period. The addition of more full-featured apps such as Adobe Photoshop will like accelerate reliance on more portable devices.
Read the full Bloomberg story here.