What you need to know
- You can now download a version of Zoom designed for Apple silicon.
Popular video calling app Zoom has a new version of its Mac app available for download, with the new build designed to run natively on Apple silicon. Anyone running Zoom on an M1 Mac should download the new version of the Zoom app now.
The new version of Zoom can be found on the Zoom Download Center.
While Zoom has been able to function just fine via emulation thanks to Rosetta 2, the new M1-ready build will ensure the optimal performance on Macs running Apple silicon.
The impending release of an M1-ready version of Zoom was first confirmed by 9to5Mac, with the following release note.
- Support for Apple Silicon processors – Zoom desktop client will better support computers with ARM CPUs. A separate installer is available for download in the Zoom Download Center.
Zoom joins a growing list of apps that have been reworked with support for Apple silicon added and, as the months wind on, we'll see more and more join in.
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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.