Transitioning from Intel to Apple silicon

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A developer's handbook for migrating to Apple silicon.

At WWDC 2020, Apple announced that a new ARM-based Apple silicon processor is replacing the Intel chip that macOS has been running on for nearly the past two decades. We're already in the middle of Apple's two-year timeline for migrating from Intel to Apple silicon -- have you made the switch? For some development teams, moving from Intel to Apple silicon is an easy transition, for others, there can be unexpected roadblocks that pop up along the way. In this eBook, we look at the state of developer tools, investigate how converting to Apple silicon could impact your build pipeline, and offer suggestions for ensuring a smooth transition.

What's in the book?


Why the shift from Intel to ARM-based architecture?

Learn why this transition is important, and what CI/CD tools and dev resources are Apple silicon ready today.


What is the motivation for running builds and tests on Apple silicon?

Developers building for macOS apps have different needs than those building iOS apps; find out why.


How will converting to Apple silicon impact development?

Take into consideration impacts that are specific to macOS vs. other Apple platforms.


What implications will Apple silicon have for CI/CD pipelines?

Discover how to add Apple silicon build infrastructure into your CI/CD pipeline effectively and efficiently.

Ready for Apple silicon?

MacStadium solution engineers can help guide you through transitioning from Intel to Apple silicon. From bare metal to Orka virtualization, we have a solution for your dev team.

Get started with an Apple silicon.

We have Apple silicon Macs available in all of our data centers. Sign up for a mini and start using it today. Want to add more machines as you grow? No problem.

Moving from VMware?

If you are currently running VMware on Intel Macs and want to move to virtualized Apple silicon, let us know. Our solution engineers can help with the migration.