This week Apple disabled iOS app sideloading on M1 devices running macOS 11.1. While Apple try to wrangle iOS apps onto M1 Macs they're running into some trouble. There are some developers who have decided not to allow their iOS apps to run on Apple Silicon. Prior to macOS 11.1, users had the option of sideloading apps that they had purchased for their mobile device. Major companies like Google and Facebook have disallowed this in their apps.
This is exactly the sort of authoritarian behavior from Apple that rubs me the wrong way. Their Walled Garden philosophy feels more like a prison for consumers and their rights. I'm infuriated by the idea that users are limited in how they can use their lawfully purchased apps.
David Harry explores what happens when you attempt to sideload, or even run previously sideloaded, apps.
So with the recent Mac OS Big Sur 11.1 or a beta version of 11.2 updates on your Apple Mac M1 device, I'm using a M1 Mac Mini but this also applies to the MacBook Pro M1 and MacBook Air M1, Apple have now banned the sideloading of certain iOS Apps on M1 Mac computers.
So for those of us who were looking forward to taking advantage of Apple's new Apple Silicon M1 ARM chip and specifically the ability to run iOS Apps natively, as iOS Apps on iPad, iPad Pro and iPhone also use ARM processor chips. This news has come as a bit of blow.
I was really looking forward to playing Fortnite on the Mac Mini M1 or any other Mac with the Apple Silicon M1 chip and was also looking forward to playing PUBG Mobile, COD Mobile and a bunch of other iOS games natively on my Mac Mini M1.
So as it stands now, using applications such as iMazing to transfer, copy and run your iOS Apps from your iPad or iPhone to your M1 Mac computer, isn't going to work for a whole load of Apps.
Don't forget, what makes this more disappointing is that unlike jailbreaking an Apple device to play games or run apps that weren't downloaded form the App Store. Simply sideloading an iOS App on your M1 Mac isn't like trying to bypass your iPad or iPhone security as you would with one that is jailbroke. Sideloading in this instance is perfectly safe and legal and doesn't bypass any security what so ever in the way you would if you Jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or any iOS device.
Anyway, so there goes my video about how to sideload iOS apps on M1 Mac :) and playing iOS games on Apple Silicon M1.