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Apple executives do not exclude allowing Windows to run on M1 chip



Mac on Windows? Windows on Mac? What are they talking about?



23.Nov.20 4:23 PM
By Shawn Highstraw
Photo Extremetech.com

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Apple executives do not exclude allowing Windows to run on M1 chip
In an interview with Ars Technica, a number of Apple's top people stated that Microsoft could choose to support Windows on Mac devices based on the new M1 chip.

This chip is performing well, to say the least, and Intel-based Macs have to cover it in virtually any case. Also in terms of efficiency, Apple appears to have a major advantage. Microsoft does not seem to support the M1 yet, presumably because Apple has kept the specs of the chip strictly secret. Microsoft will therefore not have had the opportunity to optimize for it before. In the interview, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, says "it's up to Microsoft" to get his software working on the M1. That means Apple doesn't want to keep the chip(s) 'macOS-only'.

Currently, Apple is also installing Windows on Intel-CPU based Macs via a tool called Boot Camp. It is logical for Apple to tolerate Microsofts products on its devices and for Microsoft to allow its software to be installed on Macs, so that both companies can guarantee the sale of their products and a greater market share. However, it is striking that Apple allows this, as the company usually has a lot of influence on what is and what is not possible on its software. Especially with its own processors it is possible that certain software is practically banned.



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