File managers have been here for a long time on Android. However, Apple not only has no file management app on iOS, but they’ve also blocked third-party apps, citing security as the main reason. Android Fanboys right now:
Now, it seems that is about to change.
Yeah, I don’t think I saw that coming either.
Developer Steve Stroughton Smith first spotted the new app placeholder in the iTunes App Store with the name ‘Files’. The app was listed under Apple, and required iOS 11 and onwards (Apple has already pulled the Files and Activity listings from the App Store).
Even if the details are scanty, there is no doubt that Apple is indeed planning on bringing an expanded filesystem to the new iOS 11 which the company is expected to unveil later today. Nevertheless, I suspect that this will not look like the macOS Finder or the file system on Android, where you have access to System folders or hidden files — in other words, expect the app to still arrive with a number of limitations.
Regardless, I am sure the Apple Fanboys are feeling this way right about now: