Dropbox users rejoice! The Apple M1 version is dropping next year
Because of their performance and power, it's natural to be fooled by Apple's new line of ARM - based MacBooks. I made the switch to the Air with M1 power earlier this year, so it would not surprise me that many of you would be monitoring the Pro with the M1X processor - despite the not.
To run the app, you need to use Apple emulation software called Rosetta. It may have been the right solution, but many people were not happy with the pressure on the battery.
Dropbox does not yet support Apple Silicon natively and does not have custom public plans. The official replies in this thread are disappointing. Honestly, I did not think that this was the reason for change after 12 years of underpayment but it probably would. https://t.co/OjthQ32phV
- Mitchell Hashimoto (@mitchellh) October 27, 2022
I installed several apps on my new M1 MacBook Pro ... and I couldn't believe this was the first app that Rosetta needed… It doesn't make sense that it's not yet native. The M1 has been out for a while now. Any word when @dropbox planning an upgrade? pic.twitter.com/SeHhfj6faX
- Daniel Wanja (@danielwanja) October 27, 2022
Dropbox just burns itself in the leg https://t.co/maJygUViMv
- Ray Wong (@raywongy) October 28, 2022
On his forums, when people raised this issue, a Dropbox employee said in July that the post and need more votes from users is a priority.
Fortunately, many people seem to be impressed with how the company has officially announced that the Dropbox app supports the native M1 architecture coming next year (while and they also admit that the upvoting was silly) ::
Dropbox currently supports Apple M1 through Rosetta. We have an in-house build for Apple M1 native support, which we are currently testing and are committed to releasing in the first half of 2022. While we constantly ask for feedback from users and input about new products or features, this should not have been one of those situations.
We don’t have a definite date as to when the app might be out, so until then, you have to rely on the Rosetta-based version. Womp boireannachp.