Will Big Sur be able to run iOS apps?

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Will Big Sur be able to run iOS apps?

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A kinda pointless question, but out of interest - will ARM-oriented macOS 11 edition support running iPhone (iOS) apps without any emulators, at least theoretically? I could see that happening.
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BioMarkII wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:09 pm
A kinda pointless question
I am glad that we agree about this, considering this was mentioned in about every news article about the transition to Apple silicon.

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Now, how about backwards? Could macOS apps run on iOS or iPadOS?
Try switching the windows 3.0 ega driver with windows 1.01’s. it will be fun.

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AlphaBeta wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:28 pm
BioMarkII wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:09 pm
A kinda pointless question
I am glad that we agree about this, considering this was mentioned in about every news article about the transition to Apple silicon.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/22/2129 ... -wwdc-2020
Oh wow, it was? Guess I'm behind.
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Meow wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:36 pm
Now, how about backwards? Could macOS apps run on iOS or iPadOS?
It is up to the developers to make their app have a consistent user experience in all three OSes. I do not expect that all macOS apps will instantly run on the next release of iOS or iPadOS. Right now, some apps depend on plugins that only run on macOS right now, and also only macOS can run unverified apps, such as JOSM (the map editor for OpenStreetMap).

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Meow wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:36 pm
Now, how about backwards? Could macOS apps run on iOS or iPadOS?
Unlikely, I can't see Apple willingly supporting all these multi-window AppKit apps running natively on an iPhone.
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