UPGRADE: The company has confirmed that it is already working on an update of its application to be compatible natively with Apple Silicon, an update that will arrive in 2022.
It’s been more than a year since Apple Silicons hit the market. Since then many have been developers who have made the leap to the new ARM processors adapting its applications to work natively without having to use the Rosetta 2 emulator.
With the launch of the second generation of Apple’s ARM processors, processors that we can find in the new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros, we can still find how some developers follow reluctant to update their applications. One of them is Dropbox.
To a certain extent you can understand the position of this company, since this application works in the background and you are not having a problem using Rosetta 2 to run on Apple Silicon computers.
Updating the application will not only improve performance, but also battery consumption would be improved, especially when working with large files, according to some of the users who do not stop asking in the Dopbox forums about the application for Apple Silicon.
In this thread of the Dropbox forum we can see the discomfort of the customers and the responses of the platform, a platform that for the moment is exempt from not enough interest from users to get into the process of adapting the application to Apple’s ARM processors.
Last month, Dropbox claimed that the application will continue to work well thanks to Rosetta 2. But many people have pointed out that using Dropbox in this way on a Mac has a detrimental impact on performance and battery life.