Apple's New M1 Macs Land Native Zoom Support

A MacBook powered by M1

There was general agreement that Apple’s new hardware with custom M1 processors is powerful, durable and quiet. But M1 processors are ARM-based, and not all software will work natively. Instead, developers need to update programs to work with ARM. Until now, this has meant that you have to use Rosetta to make a Zoom call on Apple hardware running an M1 processor. But Zoom Last update solves this problem.

Zoom has had a whole year, thanks to the global pandemic. Society has gone from relatively obscure and unknown to seemingly used by half the world. We all work from home, which means more video conferencing than ever. After a some rocky bumps down the road, the company seems to have set the record straight, and is now on the path to solid service improvements. He even made goodwill gestures, like the lifting of the deadlines for the holidays.

But a video conferencing suite is only good in places where you can use it. Fortunately, Zoom is natively compatible on most platforms, from smartphones to Macs and PCs. Except for newer ARM-based Macs, of course. Instead, you had to use Apple’s emulation software, Rosetta, to run the program. But this came with performance issues. The new Zoom update addresses this issue. The news comes via the company’s patch notes in its latest macOS update.

Zoom plans to release a standalone installer specifically for MacBooks and other Apple devices using an M1 processor. But the company made a change to use a “universal binary” scheme. “Universal binaries” can run natively on Intel processors and ARM processors. This is convenient because you don’t have to spend time figuring out which software version to download.

Zoom indicates that it has already released the update and you can download it from the company site now.

Source: Zoom via ZDNet

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