Today, Astropad has announced now Astropad and Luna Display apps are now compatible with the M1 chip. In the latest software updates of Astropad Studio 3.6, Astropad Standard 3.6, and Luna Display 4.4 of the apps feature native support for M1 Apple Silicon.
Introduced at November 10 ‘One more thing’ Mac event, the M1 is custom-built Apple Silicon for Macs which offers faster performance, innovative technology, and incredible battery performance. Previously, at the WWDC 2020 event, Apple had officially announced the 2-year transition phase of new Macs from Intel Core processors to Apple Silicon. And since the launch of the new M1 Mac models, more and more developers are announcing support for the revolutionary M1 chip like Astropad.
Astropad and Luna Display apps now compatible with M1 Chip
The drawing experience on the Astropad and Luna Display apps will get a major upgrade with the M1 Apple Silicon support. The developer has shared a performance graph in its official announcement which shows that M1 MacBook Air gets the encoding task faster than its Intel-based MacBook Models.
- 13-inch M1 MacBook Air- 8 minutes
- 13-inch Intel-based MacBook Air (2018)- 14 minutes
- 15-inch MacBook Pro (2016)- 24 minutes
M1 Apple Silicon for Mac combines the CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine in one. In addition, Apple has also created a unified memory architecture that reduced power consumption by eliminating the copy data in different places. Here are complete tech specs of the new M1 chip:
- 8-core CPU: 4 high-performance core and 4 high-efficiency cores
- Up to 8- core GPU
- 16- core Neural Engine
The M1 chip is currently shipped in the new 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. All the reviews of the new Mac models praise their revolutionary battery life which gives up to 18 – 20 hours of battery life, depending on the M1 Apple Silicon Mac model.
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