Since the launch of Apple M1 based Macs several developers natively support their apps on this Arm-based Apple Silicon. Microsoft chromium-based web browser Microsoft Edge on Twitter announced that the browser is now natively supported for Mac ARM64 devices is now available in their Canary channel.
You asked, and we delivered! 💪 Native support for Mac ARM64 devices is now available in our Canary channel. Download it today from our Microsoft Edge Insiders website! https://t.co/qJMMGV0HjU
— Microsoft Edge Dev (@MSEdgeDev) December 16, 2020
Beyond that Microsoft Office 365 apps are now also supported on these M1 Macs natively meaning that both Edge Chromium and Office 365 apps can use the ARM resources much efficiently without emulating through Rosetta 2 on the new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini. These Microsoft applications are now optimized for the Apple M1 Chip. Earlier this month Adobe also rolled out ARM version of Photoshop.
Users of Apple M1 Macs can download the Edge for Arm by simply visiting Edge’s Insider website. It’s worth noting that current Edge Chromium is on Canary builds and users might see random bugs and are known to be unstable as of now. Meanwhile, Microsoft took several months to roll out Arm Based Edge Browser on Windows 10 for Arm, while for Apple M1 Macs the company rolled out the ARM version in just a few weeks prior to the launch of these new devices.
However, Microsoft Edge Chromium promises to offer speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features altogether.