The Mac now move to Apple silicon would build a shared architecture across all Apple products, making writing and optimizing applications for the entire Apple ecosystem much simpler for developers.
With the new macOS Big Sur, now the developers can take advantage of Apple silicon of its powerful technologies and performance, and developers can easily convert their existing apps to run on Apple silicon. Apple says, “And for the first time, developers can make their iOS and PadOS apps available on the Mac without any modifications.”
“To help developers get started with Apple silicon, Apple is also launching the Universal App Quick Start Programme, which provides access to documentation, forums support, beta versions of macOS Big Sur and Xcode 12, and the limited use of a Developer Transition Kit (DTK), a Mac development system based on Apple’s A12Z Bionic System on a Chip (SoC).”
Apple has been planning to ship the first Mac with Apple silicon by the end of the year. Apple also says, “Apple will continue to support and release new versions of macOS for Intel-based Macs for years to come, and has exciting new Intel-based Macs in development. The transition to Apple silicon represents the biggest leap ever for the Mac.”
“From the beginning, the Mac has always embraced big changes to stay at the forefront of personal computing. Today we’re announcing our transition to Apple silicon, making this a historic day for the Mac,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “With its powerful features and industry-leading performance, Apple silicon will make the Mac stronger and more capable than ever. I’ve never been more excited about the future of the Mac.”