What you need to know
- Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox that has native support for Apple silicon.
- It says the change brings "dramatic performance improvements" over the non-native build.
Mozilla has released a new version of its Firefox browser with Apple silicon support, a change it says will bring a massive performance boost.
Released Tuesday, the new 84.0 version is now available to download. From Mozilla:
Mozilla has also rolled out WebRender to macOS Big Sur and some Windows devices, and it will also be the last version to support Adobe Flash (RIP).
As noted, Mozilla says Apple silicon support brings "dramatic performance improvements", and that it now launches 2.5 times faster and is twice as responsive.
Mozilla has also resolved an issue with Apple silicon where users encountered playback errors for encrypted content if Rosetta wasn't installed, and has fixed an issue with Cylance antivirus.
On Tuesday, Mozilla came out in full support of planned changes to iOS 14 that will make it harder for companies and advertisers to track users across different apps. From that report:
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9
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