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By Stephen Hackett

The Hackett File: It’s All Puzzle Pieces but no Box Top

WWDC is just a few short weeks away, and while no one is quite ready to draft their predictions just yet, there is a lot to consider when thinking about what Apple could announce concerning the Mac.

Dating back to December of 2017, rumors have been swirling that Apple is planning to give iOS developers a way to get their apps up and running on macOS. Mark Gurman and others have reported that this project, dubbed Marzipan, will take the form of new tools for the Mac, which will supersede the Mac’s aging AppKit frameworks.

There are a million questions about this. Depending on your overall feeling about the state of the Mac, these questions can be hopeful or filled with dread.

Will these apps “feel” like the Mac apps we are used to today? Will developers be able to charge separately for iOS and macOS versions of their software?…

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