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Facebook, Google and other developers not offering Apple Silicon apps at launch

By Cookie Monster - on 10 Nov 2020, 9:51am

Facebook, Google and other developers not offering Apple Silicon apps at launch

Apple is rumoured to introduce three new MacBooks powered by Apple Silicon at its "One more thing" event tomorrow, but none of them is expected to run major iOS apps.

According to 9to5Mac, several big iOS app developers have declined to offer their apps on the Mac App Store for the Apple Silicon-powered Macs. The information is obtained through the App Store system, which reveals the iOS apps that will not work on the new Macs. 

Facebook will not have its iOS apps on the Mac App Store, which include WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram and Facebook. Google will also not offer most of its apps such as Google Maps, Google Drive and Gmail on the Mac App Store. Other popular apps that will be missing from the Mac App Store include Candy Crush, Among Us, Snapchat, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+. 

On a more positive note, Netflix app for iOS and HBO Max app are on track to be available for the new Macs. If an iOS app is not available for Mac, Apple will highlight with a message: "Designed for iPad. Not verified for macOS". 

There is still hope though; developers may opt to temporarily remove their apps from the Mac App Store until they have tested the apps to work properly on the Apple Silicon-powered Macs. Hence, there is a possibility that these popular apps could be made available at a later time. 

Source: 9to5Mac

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