What you need to know
- Sideloading iOS apps on an Apple Silicon Mac may be stopped by Apple.
- Code in the macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta 2 talks about blocking a user's ability to do so.
According to the outlet, code found in the beta reveals that, if the developer does not make its iOS available on the Mac App Store, it will not be able to be manually installed on the Mac.
Below is the message found within macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta 2:
While the warning exists, 9to5Mac reports that they were still able to sideload apps on an M1 Mac. It is unclear if that will still be the case once macOS Big Sur 11.2 rolls out to the public.
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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.