Simply final yr, Apple made the transition from Intel to its personal M1 chipsets. Consequently, apps developed for x86 platforms like Intel’s processors can’t run natively on M1 chipsets, which implies that builders will now have to begin creating apps native to the M1 and future chipsets from Apple.
Nonetheless, it appears that evidently possibly Apple selected the incorrect time to make the transition. It’s because in accordance with a research by AppFigures, it seems the developer curiosity within the Mac platform is beginning to wane. Based mostly on the figures, a median of 343 apps had been submitted to the Mac App Retailer in 2021.
That is versus 2020 the place it was round 392 apps averaged a month, which implies that there at the moment are much less Mac apps being launched. Nonetheless, it’s doable that as a result of change to the M1, builders are nonetheless engaged on getting their apps optimized for it which might recommend the decelerate in submissions and releases.
Additionally, it needs to be identified that Mac apps may be downloaded outdoors the Mac App Retailer, so possibly simply curiosity in submitting to the App Retailer is waning, particularly within the face of Apple taking a 30% minimize from builders. Apple’s macOS is way from being in any actual hassle, however it’s most likely one thing they’ll wish to look into anyway.
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