An enterprise take on Apple’s ‘Project Marzipan’

“We will learn much more about Apple’s Marzipan initiative that enables iOS apps to run on Macs at WWDC 2019,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “Meanwhile, here’s a quick catch-up on what we know so far and some probably implications for enterprise IT.”

“With Mojave now on millions of Macs, lots of us are already using the first four iOS apps to be liberated to run on the Mac: News, Home, Stocks… [and] Voice Memos,” Evans writes. “The apps aren’t the be all and end all of Apple’s Marzipan initiative, which goes much further and includes development of new cross-platform design-libraries developers can use in order to build apps capable of running on both Mac and iOS platforms.”

“I fully expect the next generation of Marzipan apps (and the first generation of iOS/Mac Marzipan apps built by developers outside of Apple) to be much more Mac-like in their design and behaviour,” Evans writes. “This is a long-term project and implementation will improve rapidly.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, from rocky beginnings, things will quickly smooth out and iOS apps ported to macOS will begin to feel natural and work as if they were made for the Mac!

Our excitement for WWDC 2019 keeps ratcheting up!

Apple’s initial macOS Mojave Marzipan apps are ugly ducklings – September 25, 2018
Marzipan in Mojave: Porting developer iOS apps to macOS – June 13, 2018
iOS  –  macOS: What Apple’s ‘No’ actually means – June 11, 2018
Craig Federighi doesn’t see a touchscreen Mac in the future – June 6, 2018
Apple’s Craig Federighi details how iOS apps will run on Macs – June 5, 2018
How Apple might approach an ARM-based Mac – May 30, 2018
Will the 2019 Mac Pro be powered by an Apple ARM-based chip? – April 6, 2018
Project Marzipan: Can Apple succeed where Microsoft failed? – December 21, 2017
Apple is working to unite iOS and macOS; will they standardize their chip platform next? – December 21, 2017
Why Apple would want to unify iOS and Mac apps in 2018 – December 20, 2017
Apple to provide tool for developers build cross-platform apps that run on iOS and macOS in 2018 – December 20, 2017
The once and future OS for Apple – December 8, 2017
Apple, a semiconductor superpower in the making, looks to build their own ARM-based processors for Macs – September 29, 2017
On the future of Apple’s Macintosh – February 6, 2017
Apple’s Craig Federighi explains why there is no touchscreen Mac – November 1, 2016


  1. True to form, I assume Mr. Cook will ensure the complete library of emojis and vid-emojis gets ported. As a visionary, he will know they will soon have a critical place in the enterprise sector.

  2. iOS app I most want to see on the Mac: AppleTV remote. Sometimes when I’m working on my laptop, I just don’t want reach for a remote when I’ve already got a device in hand.

  3. The iOS app I most want on the Mac.



    after all this time that iOS has been out I still have not changed my opinion that aside from a few practical apps like weather, maps, a couple of hundred specialized simple interface apps (and I do like them) that the most significant purpose of iOS is for entertainment delivery.

    To do real work, still on my Mac after all these years

  4. I do not believe the end goal of Project Marzipan is about getting iOS apps running on MacOS.

    I do believe it’s ultimately about getting MacOS running on custom Apple silicon.

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