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Dropbox clarifies that a native Apple Silicon app is coming in 2022 after forum outrage
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Dropbox clarifies that a native Apple Silicon app is coming in 2022 after forum outrage

Dropbox will lastly be updating its Mac app to natively assist Apple Silicon someday in the primary half of 2022, the corporate confirmed as we speak. A earlier forum thread noticed Dropbox staffers declare that a native app would require “a bit extra assist earlier than we share your suggestion with our group.”

The months-old thread was resurfaced in a publish by developer Mitchell Hashimoto on Twitter (spotted by MacRumors), sparking complaints from Dropbox customers who had been disenchanted by the impression that the corporate would solely develop the app if sufficient clients requested for it. Whereas Dropbox technically does work with Apple Silicon {hardware} due to Apple’s Rosetta 2 software program translation layer, it’s not as energy or reminiscence environment friendly because it might be if it ran natively.

In response to the confusion, Dropbox’s CEO Drew Houston clarified that the service is “actually supporting Apple Silicon” and that it’s been “working for a whereas on a native M1 construct which we intention to launch in H1 2022.” Houston additionally apologized for the assist thread responses, which he known as “not best.”

The support thread has additionally since been resolved with a related replace clarifying the present growth of a native M1 app and apologizing for the confusion. “Whereas we often ask for buyer suggestions and enter on new merchandise or options, this could not have been a kind of cases.”

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