One of the chief concerns about Apple launching its new M1 chipset for its Mac computers isn’t so much about power. So far benchmarks have shown that it is more than capable of holding its own against Intel processors, so instead the concerns are more about whether or not developers will bother to develop apps to support the new chipset.
An earlier report suggested that major app developers are opting out of allowing their iOS apps to run natively on the new M1 chipset, but the good news is that as far as professionals are concerned, Adobe is standing behind Apple. During Apple’s event, Adobe announced that they will be bringing Lightroom and Photoshop to Apple’s new M1 computers.
The Intel and M1 version of Lightroom and Photoshop are expected to be the same in terms of features and functionality, but the new M1 versions are expected to take advantage of the new chipset. We’ve already seen how Adobe has kind of laid the groundwork for this when they launched the iPad version of Lightroom and Photoshop, where some reviews have actually found these apps to be better in terms of performance compared to their computer counterpart.
Lightroom will be the first app to be released where it should be made available next month, while other apps like Photoshop will be arriving early next year. There is no word on pricing yet.