WWDC: New Macs Will Run iOS Apps Natively!

WWDC: New Macs Will Run iOS Apps Natively!

Apple kicked off their annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) earlier today. In addition to showcasing the latest versions of iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS, and MacOS, Apple announced the move away from Intel-branded processors in the coming year. They’ll now be using Apple-branded chips on new Macs, the first of which will arrive later this year. All Macs will be running on Apple chips by 2022.

However, the big news was that apps designed to run on iOS and iPadOS will run natively on these new Macs. The developer tools will also allow easy porting from iOS to MacOS apps and make it easy to market them accordingly in the App Store. So every iPhone or iPad app is a potential Mac app going forward. The current version of MacOS has the ability to run iOS apps via the Catalyst environment, but looking to the future… this functionality will be 100% native. This is great news for developers and for consumers too.

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