It might seem odd to anyone familiar with the virtues of macOS, but sometimes Mac owners want to run Windows, or third-party software created to run on Windows.
45m sleep (just closed lid and left the office)These numbers are impressive given that Zoom has yet to introduce native support for Apple Silicon Macs, so the app is now running through Apple's translation layer Rosetta 2 on Macs with the M1 chip. But, internally, not much seems to have changed. iFixit tore down the two new laptops and found that the internal layout was pretty much the same for MacBook Air, even more so for MacBook Pro. So we have a Mac app running through a translation layer allowing a Windows app to run using a second translation layer.
They confirmed that apps like Quicken, and games like Among Us and Team Fortress 2 worked as expected.
Microsoft is one of the early supporters of the Mac's transition to Apple Silicon, and Office for Mac will be one the first professional suite of tools to run natively on Apple Silicon Macs.
CodeWeavers, the developers behind CrossOver have announced that CrossOver 20 now works with Apple M1 Macs. But what about Windows apps now that Boot Camp isn't an option?
No, it's not entirely ideal.
It was only a matter of time before iFixit got its hands on Apple's M1-powered MacBook Pro and MacBook Air for its official teardown sessions.
And again, CrossOver hasn't been optimized for Apple Silicon yet.
A blog post detailing the new update and support for M1 Macs said "I can't tell you how cool that is; there is so much emulation going on under the covers. This is just so cool". MacBook Air with Apple Silicon has mostly the same configuration for the components as the previous-generation model, except for the fan that has been removed.