Apple PCs running M1 chips can now run Windows
Why do Macs that use the M1 chip not fully support Windows as well as Macs that use Intel chips in the past? For the answer to this question, Apple used to answer that it depends on Microsoft. In the meantime, we get a clearer answer to the above problem and also good news for Mac users.
According to a new report, the reason why Microsoft did not allow Windows to fully support Apple’s M line based on the Arm architecture is because the company has entered into a confidential agreement with Qualcomm. The agreement is that Qualcomm requires Microsoft to enable only chips based on its Arm architecture in order to fully support Windows.
However, the deal between Qualcomm and Microsoft is now nearing completion, which means that soon all Mac chips based on the Arm architecture will be compatible with official Windows. Fully like an Intel chip.
The exact time when the agreement between Qualcomm and Microsoft will end is not yet known, but it is claimed that it is very close. So this is not only good news for a Mac, but for other companies planning to make Arm’s architecture chips to run Windows, there will be the exact same opportunity as MediaTek or Samsung.
Please note that today, if users want to install Windows on a Mac computer using the M1 chip in addition to another macOS, it is not possible to follow the Boot Camp directly, because it is not yet supported, so only use Virtual Machine. That is one of the reasons why Apple’s chip capacity drops so much.