Apple enables universal purchases for Mac and iOS apps

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Apple’s Catalyst apps were designed to help bridge software between its macOS and iOS platforms, and now the company is taking things a step further by enabling universal purchases between the two platforms, as spotted in Apple’s Xcode 11.4 beta by developer Steve Troughton-Smith on Twitter. In other words, if developers choose to enable it, customers who buy the Mac App Store version of an app will also get it on their iOS devices, and vice versa.

The new feature sounds similar to how Apple already offers universal iOS apps for its iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and tvOS platforms, where buying the app once gives users access to it on all those platforms. Developers, of course, still have the option to distribute (and sell) separate…

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