With the new version of the Parallels Desktop virtual machine application under development, Windows 10 can be used on Macs with M1 chips.
Apple has made a radical change in its laptops with M1 processors built on ARM architecture. This transition from Intel processors with x86 architecture brings with it many question marks.
Some developers will optimize their software for Apple M1 processors. However, this process may not be applicable to all applications or it may take a long time to update the applications. In this context, we have already mentioned that applications prepared for Intel processors can be used with the help of Rosetta 2.
On the other hand, let’s underline that with the transition to the ARM architecture, iPhone and iPad applications can be used on Macs. However, as we said before, not all applications are fully compatible and may require updates.
Are you going to buy a computer with an M1 chip and want to run Windows 10? Fortunately, there is a way to do this now. You remember Parallels Desktop, which allowed us to run the Windows operating system on MacBooks. The new version of this virtual machine application is currently in development and it will be possible to use Windows 10 on Apple’s new Macbook Air, Macbook Pro and Mac Mini with M1 chip.
Note also that current versions of Parallels Desktop will not work on new Macs. The developers have made significant progress now and it does not seem like it will take long for the new version to be released.
Finally, let’s note that users who want to try the new version of Parallels Desktop for Mac can register for the trial version from the link below.