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Dropbox is finally testing for apple's M1 Mac

via:新浪科技     time:2022/1/9 6:02:02     readed:62

According to MacRumors, Dropbox has finally begun testing a native Mac app that runs Apple's Silicon chip, following widespread criticism from customers and users who initially believed that Dropbox had no plans for native support for the latest M1 Mac.

Last October, an official response to comments on Dropbox's forums indicated that Dropbox had no plans to add support for Apple's Silicon Mac to its Mac app, IT Home has learned, Continue to rely on Apple's Rosetta 2 translation technology for intel-based applications on newer Macs. The forum theme was widely criticized by irate Mac users and eventually led the company's CEO to come out and say Dropbox would offer support for native Apple Silicon chips in the first half of 2022.

Now, a week into the New Year, Dropbox seems to be living up to its promise. Dropbox says it has begun testing native Apple Silicon support with a small group of Mac users and plans to offer it to everyone running a beta version of its Mac app by the end of January.

Intel-based apps on new Macs will occasionally run more slowly, take little advantage of Apple Silicon's performance improvements and energy efficiency, and may not work as well as apps optimized and tested specifically for Apple's Silicon chips. While Apple's Rosetta 2 translation technology works for most users, Apple Silicon's apps generally run better, use less power, and are more likely to provide a better user experience than the Intel-based apps on newer Mac laptops and desktops.

Dropbox's poor performance on Macs has prompted some users to switch to third-party clients that support Dropbox syncing. With Dropbox planning to give all of its beta users access to its native Apple Silicon chip app by the end of this month, an official launch is expected soon after, and in the first half of 2022, as the company's CEO has previously promised.

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