iOS to MacOS Apps?

MBX

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Hey, what ever happened to iOS apps coming to MacOS?

It's nearly March and I thought they'd be ready by now?
 
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thingstoponder

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Apple never said this. They released 4 apps in Mojave based on iOS APIs and said next year they would released developer facing versions for third party apps.
 

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The impression I got is that it's a "porting kit" for developers; the dev will build a Mac version of the app from the same code. As far as I'm aware you won't be able to run unmodified iOS apps directly.
 

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Hardware limitations? Don't most of the newer 2018 Macs have T2 chips built in? I suppose the older ones could run in emulation mode but we don't know.
The T2 Chips are merely for Touch ID, Controller, and other Security things. macOS doesn’t run on it.
I've read that the MacBooks need Apple processors like in the iOS devices but I'm not sure anymore.
We don’t need additional hardware to run iOS apps on the Mac. All Apple needs to do is give developers the new UIKit Framework to make the Mac Counterparts (similar to the ‘Universal’ iPad/iPhone/Watch apps we have now).
 
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