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« on: July 13, 2019, 04:05:18 pm »

iPadOS Preview: Files app, USB Storage, SMB Shares

With iPadOS — and, yes, an iPhone and even an iPod touch running iOS 13 — you can finally access external files, not just photos, not just videos, but honest-to-Unix external documents, assets, and anything else, just by plugging in a USB drive, stick, even SD or Compact Flash card. You can even open photos and video directly in editing apps and access SMB shares right in the Files app.

With some caveats, limitations, and, of course, adapters. Hey, this is still iOS we're talking about here.





No. More. Files.

iOS has been at war with traditional file systems since the very beginning. It's always had a traditional file system, of course, because it's always been based on macOS which is based on BSD Unix. But, for the sake of simplicity, Apple has kept it hidden completely away from users, and for the sake of security, sandboxed each part completely away from every other part.

In wanting to make the computer for everyone else, everyone who always felt alienated and off...

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