What you need to know
- Newton is now native on M1 Macs and can be installed on Linux as well.
Popular email app Newton has today been updated to add support for Apple silicon and the new M1 Macs. The app previously ran via Rosetta x86 emulation but it's now a native app for those with the latest Macs.
The new update is actually an all-new build that can be downloaded separately from the standard release. Newton for M1 Macs can be downloaded directly from the web.
Alongside the addition of M1 support, Newton now also has a Linux version for users to take advantage of. I'm told that the new Linux version not only runs well, but it runs just as well as the exiting Mac version that we're all familiar with.
You can read more about the new versions of Newton over on the Newton blog along with a link to where you can download that Linux build.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.