What you need to know
- Quinn Nelson has installed the Tesla app on his M1 Mac.
- The app will control a Tesla and allow the Mac to even act as a key to the car.
Because of the M1 processor, Macs featuring the chip can now run iPhone and iPad apps. Developers can choose to have their apps omitted from being offered in the Mac App Store, but that doesn't stop people from downloading the actual IPA file to their M1 Mac and running any iPhone or iPad app on the laptop.
Nelson installed the Tesla app on his M1 MacBook Air this way and found out that it enabled the Mac to not only remotely control his Tesla but act as its key as well.
I have the world's biggest car key and the world's stupidest use for an M1 Mac.
It has been interesting to see all of the creative things that people are doing with iPhone and iPad apps on their Mac. Have you seen anything that tops this? Let us know in the comments!