20 April 2021
Ever since Apple announced its switch to ARM-powered MacBooks, developers have been busy developing applications for the supported machines. Thanks to the Developer Transition Kit that Apple made available earlier, developers were able to optimize their apps for the platform.
Last year in November, we saw Google announcing the Chrome browser version specifically crafted for the M1-powered Macs and now Microsoft has taken the wraps off the beta version of its Edge browser that supports Apple’s M1 processor.
Microsoft has brought the native support, thus allowing you to use it without translating it through Rosetta 2. Microsoft has announced the new beta version via its Microsoft Edge Dev Twitter handle. Note that the Canary build, which is the most unstable form of any application was rolled out to the Edge insiders back in December 2020. A developer version was then followed at the beginning of January and fast forward to today, the beta version is rolling out.
Starting today, you can download your Microsoft Edge Insider channel of choice with native macOS ARM64 support! Head to our Insider website to download Canary, Dev, or Beta to see how it runs, and let us know what you think. 💪 https://t.co/GkOtE8JaCi https://t.co/4XGdzcE31d— Microsoft Edge Dev (@MSEdgeDev) January 15, 2021
The beta version of the Microsoft Edge optimized for M1-powered Macs may contain some bugs as it is still unstable but not as vulnerable as the Canary build.
If you have a newly launched M1-powered Mac and you like Microsoft Edge a lot then head to the insider website to download the latest beta version and see how it runs.