Astropad and Luna Display updated with native Apple silicon support

Luna Display on iPad
Luna Display on iPad (Image credit: Astropad)

What you need to know

  • Astropad and Luna Display have been updated to natively support Apple silicon.
  • The apps are seeing up to 2x performance boosts.

In a blog post, Astropad has announced that Astropad and Luna Display now natively support Apple silicon. Matt Ronge, CEO of Astropad, announced the news on Twitter saying that, according to their benchmarks, they are seeing a 2x performance boost compared to Intel machines.

Astropad and Luna Display now support M1 Apple Silicon! In our benchmarks we are seeing 2x performance compared to an equivalently specced Intel machine.

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The update for Apple silicon will support Astropad Studio 3.6, Astropad Standard 3.6, and Luna Display 4.4. The company posted a graph showing how much faster video encoding times are on a Mac featuring the new M1 chip.

Astropad Apple Silicon

Astropad Apple Silicon (Image credit: Astropad)

If you have one of the updated apps and it has not updated automatically, you can download the Apple silicon update on Astropad's website.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.