Future versions of Xcode, Apple’s suite for developing software for the Apple operating system, could include a template for creating digital magazines, according to Gadget Daily News. This could mean a host of iPad publications seeing the light of day, as it will ease the process of creating them.
It could also result in more consistency between the various magazines available for the device, as currently these are developed from scratch by each individual publisher.
Xcode already features a range of templates for creating apps, and it would make sense to have something similar for magazines.
Apple is thought to be preparing the template for launch by the end of 2011.