With the arrival of Apple Silicon on Macs, users have enjoyed several benefits related not only to performance, but also to functionality. Specifically, and as part of the transition, Apple unveiled the ability to use the iOS and iPadOS apps on your Mac no need for changes.
Because they share the same architecture, users can easily load the apps they find in the App Store and which are listed as compatible for Mac with Apple Silicon. It is in this last point that the “trap” lies, and it is that all is not happening, as it became clear with one of the last changes applied by Apple.
When publishing their apps on the App Store, developers they can choose if they want to be also available on Mac. This, which would in principle be enabled by default, has been disabled by some large companies. However, on Mac, you can’t just install apps from the App Store.
Since app files can also be downloaded from other sources, users can unofficially install apps using some external tools. But this was stopped by Apple, which decided that IOS or iPadOS apps can only be installed if they are available in the Mac App Store
This change it started to be applied in version 11.1 of macOS, from Apple’s own servers. So every time we try to install an unsupported app, we get an error stating that the developer did not make it to work on Mac.