Over the past couple years, we’ve seen some of OS X’s best applications find their way onto iOS devices. iMovie, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers are just a few, and if Daring Fireball’s John Gruber is correct, we could soon be adding iPhoto to that list. Gruber’s actually got a pretty compelling argument:
- We’ve already got iMovie and GarageBand for iPad. iPhoto seems like a glaring omission.
- A good way to predict what’s coming next for the iPad is to ask yourself what sort of things are keeping regular people from using an iPad as their main computer. Photo management is the biggest one I can think of.
- A retina display iPad should make photos look amazing
I think this definitely makes sense. The stock Photos app on the iPad is fine, but it’s pretty limited compared to iPhoto. The inclusion of Apple’s desktop photo manager in iOS would be not only be a seriously cool improvement, but it makes it more likely that consumers would use an iPad for their photo needs as opposed to a computer.
With the ability to import from photos from a camera (using an Apple adapter), from the web, or from iCloud and Photostream, and the capability of editing the with Adobe’s new Photoshop Touch, the only thing iOS is missing is a premium photo managing program. Do you guys agree? Let me know in the comments section below or on twitter!