Bug Prevents Third Party Apps from Opening on macOS

Posted by Matt Birchler
— 1 min read

macOS unable to open any non-Apple application | Hacker News

And this is why I won't be moving to Apple silicon. Apple already has the ability to restrict whats apps I can run (they can simply toggle a switch for all users to "no unsigned binaries"), and congrats! Apple is the sole decider of what we get to use on our computers.

For a couple hours this week, I too was unable to launch any third party app on my work computer because of an issue with Apple’s validation service. Obviously this was a bug and not the intent, but the fact remains this is a service that validates the software you run on your computer.

It’s a shame this didn’t happen when we were arguing about whether iPhones and iPads were “consoles” or not.