For years, the fight between Apple and PC users has been going strong. This has always come down to each’s software, with both sides claiming theirs to be better. Now, Apple are changing the game by announcing that the Windows 10 operating system will work on its new M1-powered Macs.
In an interview with Ars Technica, Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said that it’s Microsoft’s choice whether or not they want to bring their operating system to its new platform.
“We have the core technologies for them to do that, to run their ARM version of Windows, which in turn, of course, supports x86 user-mode applications,” he said.
“But that’s a decision Microsoft has to make, to bring to license that technology for users to run on these Macs. But the Macs are certainly very capable of it.”
Microsoft’s ARM version of Windows 10 runs on a limited number of devices and Apple’s new chipset is what makes their laptops among these. The new chipset has the same ARM structure as other PCs.