iOS 14: Apple is working to replace the Messages app on the Mac
9to5Mac has previously reported some of the details and new features of iOS 14, which will be officially announced by Apple next month at the WWDC 2020. Now the well-known site, has found evidence that Apple is working to completely replace the Messages app on mac os with a version of Catalyst, based on the code iOS 14.
iMessage has acquired several new features since 2011, including extensions, adhesives, and the effects of the message, but nothing like this is available for Mac users, since macOS has even a basic version of the Messages app that only works to send and receive standard messages.
However, this may change soon, since evidence was found of a version of the Catalyst of the Messages app in the first version of iOS 14. In other words, this means that Apple will bring the same Messages app on iOS and iPadOS on the Mac, which includes all of those effects and features that we have mentioned above.
The technology Catalyst enables developers to transfer their apps from iOS to macOS. Although Apple has already introduced some of the app Catalyst, such as voice Memos, Podcasts and the Stock exchange, none of the apps macOS native has been replaced by the iOS version – iTunes, for example, has been replaced with three new apps, but the Music app is still an app that is Mac native.
An app Catalyst still has its limitations, but can be perfect for an app like Messages. While iMessage is updated every year on the iPhone and iPad, Apple has nearly abandoned the Mac version. Have the same app on all platforms is sure to make it easier for the company to offer the same options as on iOS and macOS.
We expect the app to Catalyst Messages will be introduced with the next version of macOS, which will be announced next month during the WWDC 2020.