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Rumors of Apple switching to ARM processors

deivarch
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This may be a little off-topic, but I've heard rumors that Apple may transition to running Mac on ARM processors instead of Intel-based processors. If this were to happen, would Graphisoft keep supporting Mac? Also, would this trigger adding iPad Pro native support for Archicad?
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Ralph Wessel
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It's possible they may switch - Apple has switched processors several times in the past.

It would be unlikely to impact on software developed for the Mac. In the first instance, Apple has always provided backward compatibility for software compiled on a previous processor when a switch occurs. And secondly, Apple's developer software is already capable of targeting multiple processors – so existing code could like be rebuilt for the new processor with minimal fuss.

The biggest hot would be to software like Parallels Desktop running Windows – it runs really well when using the Intel platform because that's native for Windows.
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Ralph Wessel
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It's possible they may switch - Apple has switched processors several times in the past.

It would be unlikely to impact on software developed for the Mac. In the first instance, Apple has always provided backward compatibility for software compiled on a previous processor when a switch occurs. And secondly, Apple's developer software is already capable of targeting multiple processors – so existing code could like be rebuilt for the new processor with minimal fuss.

The biggest hot would be to software like Parallels Desktop running Windows – it runs really well when using the Intel platform because that's native for Windows.
Ralph Wessel BArch

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Jacques Toerien
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Not a rumour anymore.

I hope GS have a few of those arm development Mac minis on order....
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deivarch
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During the AC24 release even, Akos did confirm they have the developer Mac mini from Apple with the Apple Silicon chipset in it. He also confirmed that AC24 already works on it, but they'll be further optimizing it.

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