Why you can’t natively slum it with Windows on your Apple Silicon Mac – yet
Monday November 22, 2021. 10:54 PM , from Mac Daily News
You can’t natively pollute your Apple Silicon Mac with Windows because Qualcomm has an exclusivity deal with Microsoft for Windows on ARM.
Apple’s advanced M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max form a family of chips that lead the industry in performance, custom technologies, and power efficiency.
Rich Woods for XDA Computing:
Qualcomm actually has an exclusivity deal with Microsoft for Windows on ARM, and speaking with people familiar with it, we’ve learned that the deal is set to expire soon…
One thing I wasn’t able to learn is when the deal will expire, only that it’s the thing holding back other chip vendors from competing in the space. It’s possible that Samsung might want to throw its hat into the ring with its Exynos processors too, especially given its recent partnership with AMD for graphics power.
This is also presumably why Apple Silicon Macs aren’t officially supported for running Windows 11, so hopefully that will change as well.
MacDailyNews Take: Fret not, those who strive to make a sow’s ear from a silk purse, you can still pollute your Mac with Windows using Parallels Desktop 17.
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