Launching an iOS App in Mac OS X Gives an Interesting Error Message
This may or may not mean anything, but one of our readers sent in a tip that you get an interesting error message when trying to launch an iOS app in Mac OS X Lion:
“You can’t open this application (App name) because it is not supported on this type of Mac”
Does this suggest “this type of Mac” isn’t supported but another might be? Who knows, I found this fascinating in lieu of iMac Touch and similar iOS & Mac OS X hybrid patents, but don’t read too much into it.
I tried this myself in Mac OS X 10.6 and got the same message, as you can see in the screenshot above. You can do this too by accessing iOS apps from Mac OS X, after you extract the .zip file just open Payload and launch the .app file to receive the message.