Apple VPs Discuss M1 Macs, Rosetta 2 Translation, And A Lot More In Interviews

Succeeding Tuesday’s reveal of the first Apple Silicon Macs, Apple VPs Tim Millet and Bob Borchers gave a couple of interviews to talk more about the M1 chip. Bob Borchers is the vice president of product marketing for Apple alongside Tim Millet, who serves as the company’s vice president of platform architecture.

Borchers and Millet took time out for The Tech Chap on YouTube in order to do a deep dive into the new M1 chip and the first Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro with the M1 inside. Through the course of the interview, Millet eases on some concerns that some users have had about the Rosetta translation of non-native apps on M1 Macs.

“Even apps that have not been translated to ARM-native code, our expectation is that most applications, most people, they’re not going to see a noticeable difference. But when you do go universal when you do build directly to ARM, that’s when I think developers are going to have opportunities to optimize and tune and take full advantage of an M1,” said Millers.

“If you have a critical application in your workflow and you’re nervous about updating, odds are it’s going to work great and you’re not going to notice it. And when that same application gets an update to native ARM, you’re gonna see huge advantages,” he added.

Check out the full video here:

Rene Ritchie was accompanied by Stephen Tonna (Apple’s director of platform product marketing), and Apple’s macOS product marketing manager, Trisha Tierney, to discuss further the topic of the M1 processor and macOS Big Sur.

Stream the interview down below: