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Samsung planning to bring many new apps to iOS, rumor claims

Samsung will allegedly port a number of apps to iOS later this year as it tries to increase the cross-platform appeal of its devices, including speakers, tablets, and fitness trackers.

A version of Gear Fit Manager, for instance, will let people pair a Gear Fit with an iPhone, sources explained to SamMobile. Accordingly, Samsung is also said to be working on an iPhone version of S Health, which logs things like activity, food, and sleep. The app normally comes preinstalled on Samsung phones.

Going a step further, the company may also release an app for its Level audio accessories, and two apps —Remote Control and Family Square —for the Galaxy View. The View is a deliberately oversized tablet that behaves like a streaming-based portable TV.

Samsung already has a Smart Camera app for iOS that connects with some of its compact cameras, but the company is reportedly planning an update that might bring a new interface. In its current form the app can copy images and videos, as well as handle some remote control functions, including serving as a viewfinder.

Samsung recently announced that it would add iOS support to its Gear S2 smartwatch. By comparison, Apple has virtually no presence on Samsung devices —the Apple Watch is only compatible with iPhones for example, and there are only two Apple-made Android apps —Apple Music and Move to iOS.