Apple Silicon Macs Impact Office, Break Windows

  • Apple is shipping the first Macs with custom Apple ARM processors, referred to as Apple silicon.
  • Most Mac applications compiled for Intel-based Macs, including Office applications, will work as is after brief processor optimization on first use.
  • Apple silicon Macs cannot run Windows locally in any form, and this situation appears unlikely to change anytime soon.
  • Customers may need additional hardware and software for Windows if Mac users require access to Windows applications.

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