New Apple MacBooks based on the Apple M1 processor should work without a hitch. These new processors based on the ARM architecture promise to offer good performance within a very closed ecosystem. But, that good operation will be limited to when there is complete compatibility with the application. Microsoft has already advised that its Office suite is not optimized for Apple processors.
The main problem that exists is that all developers will have to modify the source code of their software. It should be done because Apple’s processors are RISC architecture, which supports fewer instructions. Whereas Microsoft’s software, for example, is primarily intended for x86 processors.
Apple wants Microsoft to adapt Office to its processors
To be able to enjoy Office in the new MacBook with the Apple M1, you must use the Rosetta 2 emulator. What this emulator does is translate the code of the office suite, something that takes about 20 seconds. Something necessary, since the software must be recognized by the ARM processor. Once the ‘translation’ process is complete, the software could go faster than other versions.
Thanks to Apple’s internal documentation, we know that Microsoft has already reported the problem to them. From the company they recognize that the software will take longer to run due to the simulation. After compilation, users may notice that the startup or execution time is slower than normal.
Obviously, Apple has asked Microsoft and the rest of the developers to put the batteries in and adapt the code. They have indicated that they must adapt the software to the new MacBook so that the processor recognizes them and works normally. The problem is, this takes a while, longer than Apple has given software developers.