What you need to know
- Apple is helping developers get ready for the switch to Apple silicon.
- It has announced a new Developer Transition Kit to assist.
- The first developers have already had their requests approved.
Apple has already started to approve requests for its Developer Transition Kits, which will help macOS developers make the leap to Apple silicon.
As reported by AppleInsider:
As part of the move from Intel to Apple-designed chips as the processors for its Mac lineup, Apple announced that developers can get started right now on shifting their apps from their current architecture to the one required for Apple silicon. Part of this process is the limited use of a Developer Transition Kit, a specially modified Mac Mini featuring Apple's A12Z Bionic Soc, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and various ports. From the press release:
Developers must return the unit after one year, and cannot share their thoughts publicly about the kit, or even share photos of it without Apple's written approval.
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