One of the promising options of macOS Huge Sur is working iPhone and iPad apps on M1 Mac. As anticipated, the expertise of working iPhone apps on Mac was a combined bag. Builders design the apps for smaller shows. Nevertheless, Apple is taking the function a step additional with macOS Monterey. iPhone and iPad apps on the most recent macOS will supply a greater expertise with full-screen mode and helps Apple Pay.
Apple has made a number of enhancements that assist enhance the iPhone app expertise on macOS Monterey. As well as, it consists of new practices and modifications geared toward optimizing for M1 Macs. Apparently, this additionally consists of many new options in macOS Monterey. In different phrases, the brand new options will solely work on M1 Mac and never on Intel fashions.
With macOS Monterey, we’ve made much more enhancements. Apple Pay is now out there for iPad and iPhone apps on M1 Macs utilizing the identical enhanced cross-platform API we launched for Mac Catalyst functions in macOS Huge Sur. This implies now you can settle for funds on each platform the place Apple Pay is out there, utilizing a single implementation.
Beforehand, macOS Huge Sur didn’t assist full-screen mode for iPhone and iPad apps on M1 Mac. More often than not, full-screen mode opened the apps with a window and never a full display screen. Apple launched few modifications to enhance the expertise on macOS Huge Sur 11.3, and now we lastly get to see these modifications on macOS Monterey. iPhone or iPad functions will assist full-screen video playback. Different highlights embrace trackpad gestures, HDR assist, Apple Pay and rather more.
We’ve additionally made full-screen video with AVKit even higher. AVPlayerView and AVPlayerViewController can now mechanically take a video full display screen utilizing a separate window. Because of this even apps whose window is in any other case restricted to the launch-time decision and side ratio will make full use of the Mac show, as applicable for the video content material. And in case you want extra management over the total display screen expertise, we’ve added new API to AVPlayerViewDelegate and AVPlayerViewControllerDelegate.
On high of that, AVFoundation helps HDR playback and streaming on Macs with M1. No Mac-specific adoption work is required in your app. Lastly, AVKit controls in iPad and iPhone apps now look the identical as they do in different Mac apps. We even take full benefit of the Mac trackpad with assist for brand spanking new gestures.
Apple has additionally introduced that it’ll change the Automator app on macOS with the Shortcuts app. As soon as this occurs, apps that assist Sirikit on iPhone and iPad will assist it on macOS as nicely. Sadly, builders are nonetheless reluctant to work on M1 apps and aren’t opting in. We hope Apple presents an incentive for builders to port their apps to M1 Macs.