ClaroRead Mac and Apple Silicon M1 computers

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The Apple M1 is the first ARM-based system on a chip (SoC) designed by Apple Inc. as a central processing unit (CPU) for its line of Macintosh computers. It is deployed in the MacBook Air (M1, 2020), Mac mini (M1, 2020), and the MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020).


Claro Software joined the Universal App Quick Start Program over the summer of 2020 and have tested ClaroRead Mac along with its extra apps on this system. We can confirm ClaroRead works as normal on these new Apple Silicon M1 computers.

On M1 Macs the Rosetta 2 emulator software (which you will be asked to install the first time you run in Intel-based app) automatically converts apps built for Intel computers into M1 (ARM) compatible apps and runs them as though they’re native M1 apps.

Over the course of 2021 we plan to build Universal (Intel/ARM) apps, which work natively on both Intel and M1 Macs, ensuring our apps are compatible with Apple’s future macOS roadmap.

This page was last updated on 4th May 2022.