Apple may announce TestFlight for Mac at its 'One More Thing' event

Testflight (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • A rumor suggest Apple will announce TestFlight for Mac.
  • The Verifier points to Apple's upcoming November event for the announcement.
  • Apple is expected to announce Apple Silicon and the first Apple Silicon Macs at the event.

Reported by 9to5Mac, a new rumor from The Verifier says that Apple may announce TestFlight for the Mac at its "One More Thing" event next week.

The outlet posted to Twitter saying that, alongside the potential announcement of new apps and a new App Store, Apple may also bring TestFlight, its app testing platform currently on iOS, to the Mac.

The information was shared today by The Verifier editor Avi David on Twitter, which was later corroborated by the blog's profile on the social network. The blog claims that Apple will finally announce the Mac version of TestFlight on November 10 during its event.

See more

According to the report, The Verifier talked about TestFlight coming to the Mac as soon as WWDC, but that annoncement appears to now be pushed to Apple's all but confirmed Apple Silicon event.

Earlier this year, The Verifier heard from sources that Apple was working on TestFlight for macOS, which would probably be announced at WWDC 2020. That, of course, never happened — but now, The Verifier has said that TestFlight for Mac is officially coming next week as part of Apple's November event announcements.

9to5Mac notes that TestFlight received a new icon in August that aligned with the design guidelines for macOS Big Sur, putting more weight behind The Verifier's prediction.

Interestingly, Apple updated the TestFlight app for iOS in August with a new icon following the macOS Big Sur design guidelines, which suggests that the company is in fact preparing a Mac version of its beta testing platform.

Apple is set to host its "One More Thing" event on November 10 at 10:00 AM PST in which it is expected to announce its new Apple Silicon processors and the first Apple Silicon MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.