Over the last few hours, a number of blogs have spotted something bizzarre in the app store: a supported device called x.Mac.MarketingName, a placeholder text in the app store which seems to hint at a new iOS platform. These apps already run on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, so what’s left?
Here are the top candidates in my mind:
- Mac OS X Lion: the fact that it’s x.Mac.MarketingName seems to suggest that maybe we’ll see certain apps are able to run on your Mac as well as on iOS — which means you won’t have to buy the same app multiple times on multiple platforms.
- Apple TV: another big one. We know it runs a heavily modified iOS, so this might be the introduction of apps for the plaftform.
- iPod Nano: Nano apps for a nano machine.
Or it could just be some sort of codefart, and not mean anything. What do you think?