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How to determine if a MacOS program on Apple Silicon is emulated x86 or native ARM from the command line?

I have an M1 MacBook Pro and have downloaded both some native (ARM) and x86_64(Rosetta 2 emulated) binaries. How do I determine from the command line which of these ISAs a particular binary file is? ...
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External displays connected to M1 MacBook Pro in clamshell modes

So I’m considering to upgrade my 2015 MBPr to a new M1 MBP, but one of my major showstoppers is that it only supports one external display. So my question is: Does it support two external displays ...
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Apple M1 Two Thunderbolt Displays [duplicate]

I understand that there is no current workaround known for having two Apple Thunderbolt Displays run on an Apple Silicon Mac with a M1 Processor. I am opening this thread for creative solutions. ...
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Connecting Apple Silicon Mini to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I have an Apple Thunderbolt Display (APPLE 27" THUNDERBOLT DISPLAY 2560X1440 MC914LL/B A1407) and ordered an M1 Mini. I'm trying to figure out if they will work together, and if so, what cables ...
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Can an application that requires JRE 6 run in Rosetta 2?

I have an application I'd like to run on a new MacBook Air that has as one of its requirements installing Apple JRE 6. Prior to Apple Silicon, this would've been as simple as installing it from Apple'...
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View big.LITTLE cores on htop or similar utility

Is there a utility in which I can see which of the cores are running at which frequencies? Or, even better, that shows whether a core is big or LITTLE? For example, neither htop (on Rosetta 2, ...
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What are the main technical obstacles to running macOS on iPads in the near future?

Since the new Macs have ARM chips, there is now access a build of macOS that technically could run on a device like, say, the iPad Pro? The architecture should be pretty much the same, I guess? ...
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Is there an equivalent to resetting NVRAM on an M1 mac?

I have an M1 Mac Mini that is exhibiting some strange issues that aren't going away after reinstalling macOS. I'd like to reset its NVRAM or whatever the nearest equivalent is for M1 macs, in case ...
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Does the 2020 Apple M1 MacBook Pro support 2x daisy chained Thunderbolt Displays?

The Apple Silicon based 2020 Apple M1 MacBook Pro supports Thunderbolt version 3 and I'm wondering if anyone has tried connection one to an Apple Thunderbolt Display? Of course you'd need to use one ...
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Manually Run Rosetta 2 on x86 Binary

I wrote a very simple C program and my goal is to build an x86-only binary and then run that binary on an Apple Silicon Mac and have Rosetta 2 translate it into a Universal 2 binary. I want to look at ...
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Terminal vs Shell vs Processes on ARM (Apple Silicon)

How does Big Sur and ARM (Apple) silicon handle the following permutations? Say I run Terminal as x86_64 using Rosetta2, then does that mean I must use a x86_64 shell? If indeed I use an x86_64 shell, ...
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How can users install fully unsigned (non-Apple) operating system on an Apple Silicon Mac?

The man page for bputil contains a somewhat-cryptic description of the --permissive-security setting: At a high level, Permissive Security allows configuration options to be set to not require all ...
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How can current versions of Adobe products continue to run on the new Macs with Apple Silicon?

During its November 10, 2020 event, Apple has announced that Adobe is bringing its major apps to Apple Silicon, starting with the Lightroom photography software. They also said that all current ...
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Is it possible to compile UNIX command line program for Apple Silicon architecture on Intel-based Mac?

I have a GUI wrapper of UNIX command line program. I noticed that Apple announced Apple Silicon Mac. Sooner or later I need to build Universal Binary of my GUI wrapper. But at first, I need to ...
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Where is the private forum for the Universal App Quick Start Program / Developer Transition Kit?

I've signed up and been accepted to the Universal App Quick Start Program and received my Apple Silicon Developer Transition Kit. One of the featured benefits included in the program is access to a ...
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How will Apple's switch to ARM (Apple Silicon) affect compatibility with Linux / Unix tools and APIs? [closed]

At the moment, a huge argument for using Macs in academic and research settings (and possibly quite a few other use cases) is the compatibility with the Linux/Unix ecosystem, through Homebrew, ...