This morning we knew Zoom was doing the same, and now more and more apps are starting to be prepared for the M1 chips on new Macs. Adobe has launched, in beta phase, Apple Silicon optimized versions of Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush and Audition. This is the first in a series of phases in which Adobe will make its creative applications universal.
Adobe has decided to migrate in stages: instead of releasing fully native versions of its applications, will convert the program module by module. So these early beta versions currently have some native features like color, graphics, and audio editing, while the rest of the features are still compiled only for Intel environments. Something like a “half-migration”.
One of the most difficult transitions
The company clearly indicates that the released versions are in beta (We even have a list of documented and known bugs), so you are fully allowed to use this method to migrate your apps bit by bit until the final and stable versions are released in 2021 with all code migrated.
In fact, as we say on MacRumors, it will be difficult to achieve a fully native experience in Creative Cloud apps. Many professionals depend on third party plugins added to these applications, and it will take a long time for third-party developers to recompile them for Apple Silicon chips. It will be a matter of patience: As more and more professional Macs ditch Intel chips, there will be more and more pressure for managers to get to work.
Moral: if you do not want to use a buggy and unstable version of Adobe programs, continue to use the stable version prepared for Intel processors. The company has pledged to complete its transition throughout 2021.