Dropbox natively supports M1 Macs with latest beta

With its latest beta, Dropbox is finally bringing support for Apple's M1 processor. What was one of the more oft-requested features turned out to be a bit of a double-edged sword for the service. That's because, before the end of 2021, it sure sounded like Dropbox had no intention of actually supporting Apple silicon at all.

Apple’s rumored 27-inch iMac Pro with a mini-LED display again rumored to launch Spring 2022

In 2021, Apple launched a brand new, redesigned iMac with a 24-inch display. The company added the M1 processor under the hood, along with a few other key changes, to help spice up its desktop lineup. To help with that, the new computer also comes in a wide range of colors. But now a new rumor aims to shed some light on Apple's pro aspirations for the desktop lineup.

Dropbox doesn’t appear to have plans to natively support Apple silicon Macs [Updated]

Apple is still in the process of transitioning away from Intel-made processors. It made another huge leap in the right direction with the launch of the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. And while that process continues, third-party companies that build apps for Macs need to figure out whether or not they support that effort on their own. Dropbox, apparently, has made a decision.

Apple listened to the demands, so are you buying a new MacBook Pro?

Sometimes, Apple has some off years. It happens to every company, of course, but when it's Apple it typically resonates a bit more. There are some posts out there on social media that almost make it seem like Apple's doing it on purpose, like a personal attack on them. That's probably not the case. But there are definitely off years, a stretch when Apple tries to change something up, it doesn't work, but the company barrels down and tries to make it work anyway.

MacBook Air redesign will reportedly add ‘off-white bezels’ and keyboard, new iMac-like colors, M2 chip, MagSafe, and more

In October of 2021, Apple welcomed one of the biggest redesigns for the MacBook Pro lineup to date. Specifically, while the company did welcome back plenty of ports (much to the happiness of professionals out there), they also brought in mini-LED displays and a notch for the brand new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. But the company isn't quite done shaking things up, with the middle of 2022 reportedly tuned up to present radical changes to the MacBook Air lineup.

Does the MacBook need a touchscreen?

A still from Apple's event video showing software chief Craig Federighi opening the lid of a MacBook Air

One of the things Apple executives have been pretty consistent about, even as macOS and iOS blur some lines with each new iteration, is the idea that the company is not trying to merge the two platforms. Meaning, a Mac is going to remain a Mac, and the iPad will continue to be whatever iPadOS defines it as. Of course, that could very well change down the road, but, for now, it appears Apple doesn't have any plans to change that.