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New Apple computers will not support Windows through Boot Camp

Apple plans to convert Macintosh computers to its ARM-based processors later this year, after the iPhone manufacturer announced during its annual developer conference (WWDC 2020) this week details of the road map for converting the Macintosh range of processors. Intel to Apple (Silicon) chips.

The Boot Camp future is one of the biggest questions about this transition, but the new statement from Microsoft provides little clarity about what the future holds for Windows virtual machine emulation on the Macintosh, including that Macintosh computer users will not be able to run Windows in Boot Camp mode. In devices.

Boot Camp is a multi-boot tool built into Apple's macOS, and helps users install Windows operating systems on Intel-based Macs, while Boot Camp is no longer as common as before, But there are still many professionals who rely on it.

A Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to The Verge that the software giant is currently licensing Windows 10 on (ARM) for computer makers for initial installation on new devices, and the company did not provide copies of the operating system for anyone to freely license or install, unlike Windows Technologies The other.

When asked by a company spokesman about plans to change this policy to allow Boot Camp on ARM-based Macs, he said, "We don't have anything else to share at this time."

Apple is working closely with Microsoft to ensure that the Office software package is compatible with Macintosh-based (ARM) computers supposed to be released later this year, but Apple has not mentioned that Boot Camp is not supported in WWDC 2020.

It is possible that Apple and Microsoft are working together to provide some kind of support, but this requires Microsoft to change the strict licensing model for Windows 10 over ARM and make it wider.

Other ways to run Windows on ARM-based Mac computers can include virtualization using applications such as (VMWare) or (Parallels), but these applications that simulate x86 platforms will not be supported by Apple's Rosetta 2 technology.

Virtual app applications need to be completely rebuilt for ARM-based Macs, and it is not clear whether this will be a practical Windows solution for ARM, or will VMWare and Parallels be committed to building these applications with Windows support.