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“Files app” for iOS 11 appears on App Store…temporarily

Well, that was interesting. This morning a placeholder for an Apple app named “Files” appeared on the App Store before being quickly removed. Developer Steven Troughton Smith saw the listing long enough to take a screenshot and then post it on Twitter. 

What would a “Files” app be good for? Perhaps it’s a replacement for the iCloud Drive app, providing a better way of organizing files in iOS 11. Many iOS users — especially those who use the iPad Pro as a laptop replacement — have been asking for a more powerful way to keep files and folders organized. 

We’ll see what happens during the WWDC keynote in a few hours…

Steve Sande
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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!