When Apple announced that future generations of Macs would use the new proprietary M1 chip, many users feared it would prevent them from using Windows virtualization. It seems, however, that although initially this may indeed be a problem, it will be solved quite quickly.

The creators of Parallels, one of the most popular tools for virtualization of Windows on computers with macOS, confirmed that the currently available version of this software will not work on new Macs, but they also announced that the new version, offering full support for the M1 chip, is already at an advanced stage of development and should be ready soon. They also encouraged people who decide to purchase M1 computers to take part in the beta testing of the new version of Parallels, which can be subscribed to on the official website.

So far, Apple has announced three new computers equipped with M1 chip: MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Maca mini. All of them will be available for sale on November 17th.

Source: Parallels.