iOS power users have long wished for a proper file management app that allows them with direct access to the iOS system and app files. However, Apple has not provided them with one ever since the iPhone was launched back in 2007. It might finally be able to change this a decade later. Hours before WWDC 2017 where the company is due to make its software announcements, evidence has surfaced which suggests that iOS 11 may have a “Files” app.

A listing for the Files app was spotted in the “Utilities” section of the App Store by developer Steven Troughton-Smith. While the listing has since been removed, the screenshots of the listing remain.

The listing didn’t contain any details about the app itself but the icon is familiar as it’s similar to the blue file folder icon used in macOS. It did mention that the app requires iOS 11 and 64-bit file structure support to function.

This has led to speculation that perhaps Apple is rethinking how it does file management on iOS. The app may finally provide users with direct access to iOS system and app files. This would make data management a breeze on iOS devices.

We can expect to hear more about this from Apple later today at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 which takes place in San Jose, California at 10 am Pacific.

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