Apple is blocking Apple Silicon Mac users from sideloading iPhone apps – The Verge2 min read

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/15/22233754/apple-blocking-m1-iphone-app-sideloading

Apple has turned off users capability to unofficially set up iOS apps onto their M1 Macs (by means of 9to5Mac). While iOS apps are still offered in the Mac App Store, lots of apps, such as Dark Sky and Netflix, dont have their designers approval to be run on macOS. Up until now, there was a workaround that enabled the use of third-party software application to set up the apps without having to use the Mac App Store, but it seems like Apple has from another location handicapped it.
When we tried to set up an unsupported app on an M1 Mac running macOS 11.1, we got a mistake message stating that we could not install it and should “try once again later on”. You can see a screenshot at the top of this article.
Mac users have actually been used to having more liberty in what programs theyre able to run
According to 9to5Mac, the message on the most recent macOS 11.2 beta is more particular: “the application can not be set up due to the fact that the designer did not plan for it to operate on this platform.”
Apple transferring to obstruct the unapproved app installs isnt necessarily unexpected. Code was discovered in the beta suggesting a restriction would be coming, and Apple has actually offered designers power to obstruct their apps from operating on the Mac– a power that is undermined by sideloading. It is, nevertheless, sad to see the feature go, as Mac users have actually been utilized to having more flexibility in what programs theyre able to run than they do on iOS (though Apples control on the Mac has actually been tightening up for many years).
We had the ability to run an app that we had actually already installed, but Apple is plainly splitting down on this behavior, so theres no guarantees that our already-sideloaded apps will work in the future either.

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