Apple users can no longer download iOS apps unofficially on their M1 Macs. Some apps including Dark Sky and Netflix don’t have their developer’s approval to be run on macOS, so users were able to install these apps via a workaround that used third-party software to install these apps without using the Mac App Store. This option was available to users until recently, since Apple has remotely disabled it now.
If you try to install an unsupported app on your M1 Mac, an error message will appear that says, “the application cannot be installed because the developer did not intend for it to run on this platform.”
Apple banning the install of unofficial apps is something that was already expected, but of course, it is going to be troublesome for Mac users who are used to having more freedom in choosing programs to run than they do on iOS.