Developers continue to find small but interesting details in new beta versions of Apple’s operating systems. In addition to everything we’ve already discussed this morning, macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta reveals two changes in iPadOS apps that we can run on Macs with an M1 chip
Larger size and added touchscreen integrations
The first is a new preference panel in these apps called ‘Tactile alternatives’, which as they tested in 9to5Mac will allow us to reproduce the gestures and touch of these applications on the Mac. This is not a perfect solution, but it should improve the user experience in those apps whose developers allow them to be downloaded and installed on the Mac.
The second change is in The Verge: macOS Big Sur 11.3 will display larger iPadOS apps (as long as the screen we are using allows it). The retina resolutions of some of these monitors make mobile apps appear very small, which should solve the problem.
This news will help make running iPadOS apps on our Macs more enjoyable, but more work is needed. Both from Apple, to better integrate the experience, and from developers to implement the necessary changes to keep their programs at their best on both platforms. It will be a long-lasting job that will evolve as devices evolve.