It seems that Apple might start developing apps for the Android platform just like Google develops apps for the Apple platform. At the D11 conference that is currently going on at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Tim Cook said that Apple is at least open to this idea. This might seem to be a simple statement, but it does mean that Apple might be ready to give it a thought, and the company might also start developing apps for Android one day.
The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook was present at the D11 conference, and during an audience Q&A session, he was asked if bringing iCloud to other operating systems would be a good move for Apple. The answer given by Tim Cook was interesting even though it may not have exactly suited the question. He said,
“To a general question of ‘would Apple port an app from iOS to Android?’, We have no religious issue with doing that. If we thought it made sense for us to do that, we would do that.”
This clearly indicates that Apple has started widening its range and is ready to work on other operating systems like Android if the company feels that there is a good growth opportunity there. Tim Cook also said that this is the same kind of thought that Apple applies to many of its own product decisions as well.
The conversation went on, “And so you can take that same philosophy and apply it to virtually everything we do: if it makes sense to do it, we would do it. It’s not a religious issue with it.” Still, the initial question remained: does bringing iCloud to Android in some capacity make sense for Cupertino? “It doesn’t today. Would it forever? I don’t know.”