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Apple M1 Chip
« on: November 14, 2020, 07:11:57 AM »
I jumped in and ordered a new Mac Mini with Apple's M1 chip.  Have you guys been testing PM with the M1, and is it ready to go?

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Re: Apple M1 Chip
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2020, 07:54:30 AM »
I jumped in and ordered a new Mac Mini with Apple's M1 chip.  Have you guys been testing PM with the M1, and is it ready to go?

We have one of the development systems from Apple.  Photo Mechanic 6 does run on the new hardware and macOS Big Sur.  I can't tell you if it is perfect in every way though.  Time will tell.  The current release of Photo Mechanic Plus does not fare as well and it crashes on the new M1 chip.  We'll likely be able to solve that crash problem soon.

I hope you enjoy your new Mac.

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Re: Apple M1 Chip
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2020, 09:02:35 AM »
That's great news!  I can't live without my PM.

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Re: Apple M1 Chip
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2020, 02:25:00 PM »
I was planning to test out a new M1 at college football today but the game got cancelled due to positive COVID tests on the team. Hopefully I'll be able to give it a workout soon!
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Re: Apple M1 Chip
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2020, 05:56:42 AM »
It's been a month, how about an update?

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Re: Apple M1 Chip
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2020, 08:17:49 AM »
It's been a month, how about an update?

We resolved the crash problem we were having with Photo Mechanic Plus (it was Big Sur related, not M1 specific).  Both app are working well under emulation.

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Re: Apple M1 Chip
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2020, 10:09:24 AM »
Hi Kirk,

I can confirm that PM does work with the M1, but it would be even better when we do not need the emulation and have a Universal binary :)