What you need to know
- Microsoft Visual Studio Code now supports Apple new silicon.
- The support for Apple's Silicon means that the app doesn't have to run through emulation.
- As a result, the app should perform better and use less power.
Microsoft Visual Studio Code now officially supports Apple's new silicon. The update brings improved performance and better battery life when using the app because it no longer has to run through emulation.
With support for Apple's new silicon, owners of the M1 versions of the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini will see the benefits of a native app. Those are three of the best Macs you can buy, and future Mac devices will also run on Apple's silicon.
Microsoft said in its post announcing the update:
The update is a universal one, which means that there is one version of the app that will work on Macs no matter what type of chip they run.
In addition to adding support for Apple's new silicon, the update brings improvements to Timeline view, improvements to keyboard navigation for toolbars and tabs, and several other changes.
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