Zoom to roll out native support for Apple Silicon Macs on December 21

Zoom to roll out native support for Apple Silicon Macs on December 21

Zoom has published the release notes for an update it says is scheduled to be released to users tomorrow, December 21. The highlight for Mac users is that the update will bring support for Apple Silicon Macs, including native performance on the M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.

The release notes from the update explain that Zoom will also release a separate installer for installation of the video conferencing app on Apple Silicon Macs:

Support for Apple Silicon processors – Zoom desktop client will better support computers with ARM CPUs. A separate installer is available for download in the Zoom Download Center.

Given the growth in popularity of Zoom this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a notable update for Mac users. Granted, early indications were that the Intel version of Zoom actually performed quite admirably on M1 Macs despite running in Rosetta 2 translation mode. […]

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