Three years ago, I opined that if Windows 10 on ARM worked properly, it would be boring. Well, it still doesn’t work properly. But with the first reviews of the new ARM-based Macs appearing as expected, it’s clear that Apple has pulled off yet another technical feat that has eluded Microsoft for years. And that’s not boring at all, now is it?
As I wrote last week in the wake of Apple’s Mac announcement, Apple was notably vague when describing the performance of its first M1-based Macs. And given our poor experience here on the Windows side of the fence, this was a cause for alarm: Would Apple’s transition to ARM be marred by the same performance and compatibility issues that still dog Windows 10 on ARM today?