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Lightroom Classic: Support for Apple Silicon (ARM SoC)

I'm surprised no one has asked this question yet ;-)

What's Adob's official position regarding LRC's development on both Intel (x86) and Apple's new "Apple silicon" (ARM) platforms.

Will LRC be a native "silicon" app ? Or will it die being Intel only ?
Will dev continue on Intel ? For how long ? Will it rely only on Rosetta 2 ?
Is there a risk of incompatibility between both or even separated roadmaps and versions ?

Cheers!

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The team is working on a native version of Lightroom Classic for Apple Silicon, and it will be released next year. We're also committed to continuing support for Intel-based Macs.

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Support for Apple's Silicon Processor was released for Lightroom Classic today. 

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Why do you Assume that if LrC isn't somehow ported to Apples supposedly new processor that it will die?

I guess you haven't really look at the news articles of these new CPU's.

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Adobe never comments on future developments, so I doubt they will comment this time. I also don’t think this is a question that needs an answer right now. Apple will support Intel Macs via Rosetta 2 for many years to come, so there is no short term question that needs an answer.

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Another worry is how long will our Intel-based Macs be supported, which of course is a question for Apple, not Adobe.  If you start a chat with an Apple Sales agent at apple.com, they'll tell you eight to nine years.  Back when Apple switched from the G3/G4/G5 to Intel, it was disappointing to reach a point where all updates or upgrades required new hardware; however, it was really smooth on the Adobe side of things (I hear the coding side is a lot of work - so an extra "Thank you" to the coders of Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, and Audition).  I imagine it will be more or less the same going from Intel-based Macs to Apple Silicon as far as Photoshop or Lightroom are concerned.

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Some updates and great additional information from Lightroom PM Josh Haftl: 

https://www.reddit.com/r/Lightroom/comments/l6aaau/lr_classic_to_apples_m1_how_is_the_port_going/ 

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Where is this piece of software?

Some people can't migrate to the new CC version due to a lack of feature support or folder structure from migration. 

I've been using the translated version of Classic for 3 weeks now and the performance is dire. It starts off fine just like the intel version but degrades as soon as you start flicking through photos. 

Is it ever going to come out?

Also is the intel version ever going to get overhauled so the performance actually mimics that in CC. Also how about a proper grid layout that does away with huge padding around each cell.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Lightroom Classic: - M1 Version where?

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Converting to a feature request from a question. 

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This is my question, which I keep on asking myself every day when I start my M1 Mac mini and check CC to see if Adobe, at last, released an M1 native Lightroom Classic Version. I meen, the M1 has been around now for 6 months... right? 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled When will Adobe release an Apple Silicon M1 Native build?

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For those interested in what Adobe’s roll out of Apple native software is looking like:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/adobe-creative-cloud-app-performance-surges-more-than-80-on-m1-macbook-pro-vs-intel-based-systems/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=27792209414378063615479760177616&mid=13394566&cid=1931336169&eh=ff8a4d91b98c5f6a0cb8c8fb51d9a40e84545392e1e9010cfd5c0d5c9667bd73

With the exceptional performance on what’s the Apple equivalent of an i5, I can’t wait to see what’s released for the the higher end.

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