Announcement - Max and new Apple Silicon computers
Dec 08 2020 | 9:43 pm
As everyone looks forward to Apple’s newest line of computers, we wanted to share that we are working on official Rosetta support, and anticipate having an update by early 2021 that officially supports running Max on Apple Silicon. The thing everyone wants to know, however, is “does Max work right now?”
We have had positive reports from both our internal testing and community feedback, but we have not been able to completely verify full support under Rosetta so far. We had gotten early reports of issues with our embedded web views that use Chrome Embedded Framework (including the authorization window), but these appear to have been addressed by Apple. We’ll be following that closely, and making every effort to provide support as soon as possible. All this to say that it looks optimistic but we hope that anyone jumping into it now has realistic expectations.
We are also developing a native version of Max 8 for Apple Silicon. This will be a more gradual process, and we’ll share more on our progress as we go. Like any big architectural change, this native Max version will not work with any third party externals and packages that haven’t been recompiled for the new Apple chips. We’ll be reaching out and working closely with Max developers to ensure this is a smooth process as soon as we know exactly what it will require. Based on what we know now, we’re hoping to have this version available by mid-2021.
As always, we welcome all reports of issues you encounter and will be working hard to address anything which comes up in your work as a result. We hope you'll all share your experiences. Thanks!