Are you ready to transition from Intel to Apple Silicon?

By MacStadium News|

February 09, 2022

Are you ready to make the transition from Intel to Apple’s ARM-based architecture? Do you have a plan in place? What does Apple’s architecture shift mean for your app development workflow?

In June of 2020, Apple announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that they would be making a major shift in the Mac hardware architecture. Although macOS has been running on Intel chips for nearly two decades, Apple announced that they will be replacing Intel chips with their own proprietary ARM-based Apple silicon processor, M1.

At the time of this announcement, Apple announced a two-year transition plan to make the switch from Intel to Apple silicon to be completed in 2023.

So, what is the best path forward for your development team? How do you know when is the best time to make the switch to M1?

To help you put things in perspective, our team of Apple experts at MacStadium has prepared a new developer’s handbook, “Transitioning from Intel to Apple Silicon.” Here’s what you’ll discover in this guide.

A developer’s handbook for migrating to M1

For some development teams, moving from Intel to M1 is an easy transition, while for others, there can be unexpected roadblocks and hiccups that pop up along the way.

As they say, the best defense is a good offense. So in this developer’s handbook, we look at the state of developer tools, examine the potential impact on your build pipeline when transitioning to M1, and offer suggestions for planning and executing a smooth transition.

Topics Explored:

  • Why the shift from Intel to ARM-based architecture?
  • How will converting to Apple silicon impact development?
  • What is the motivation for running builds and tests on Apple silicon?
  • What implications will Apple silicon have for CI/CD pipelines?

You’ll also learn how Delta Air Lines successfully migrated from Intel to M1 for mobile app development in a compelling new customer success story.

If you’re ready to start planning your transition from Intel to Apple silicon, then download our developer’s handbook to get the information you need to start making the transition.

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 Are you ready to make the transition to M1 today? MacStadium has M1 Macs available in all of our data centers worldwide. Sign up here to create an account and get started.

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