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Dropbox is basically living up to its promise to support M1-based Macs. A beta version recently dropped for macOS that supports Apple Silicon in the current MacBook Air, MacBook Pros, 24-inch iMac, and Mac Mini.

Apple introduced its M1 silicon in 2020. Since then, Dropbox has yet to offer a version of its file-hosting service that runs natively on computers using Apple’s chips, frustrating some professional users who rely on the program for work. are and pay.


Without the beta, M1 users were required to use Rosetta 2, a software that translates apps with x86_64 instructions for Apple’s Arm-based silicon to use Dropbox apps. However, running Rosetta 2 can generally make an impact On battery life, memory and performance. For most, Rosetta 2 is a sufficient solution for running Intel-based applications. And it’s possible that some lesser-known apps will never convert to the M1 system.

But with Apple continuing to cut ties with Intel and plans to put all of its systems on its own chips by the end of 2022, the number of apps requiring Rosetta 2 should continue to decrease.

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We’re still waiting for other apps, including OneDrive, which has promised to add support to arrive on the M1 side, but Dropbox brought extra attention to itself last year when a forum moderator suggested that requests for native M1 support be addressed. responded to. That more interest was needed. Dropbox quickly changed its tune, saying Nerdshala The M1 version of Dropbox will be coming soon.

Now, as the site Reported Tomorrow a. Through dropbox users, testing for that M1 version is currently underway. If you download the latest macOS beta (at your own risk) of Dropbox, there is an arm64 identifier confirming arm support.

Again, this is only a beta. Dropbox hasn’t said yet when native support for Apple Silicon will be available to the general public.

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