Release of Firefox 84: the first version to support M1 mac

Release of Firefox 84: the first version to support M1 mac

Mozilla released a stable version update for Firefox 84 today. This is not only the last version to support flash player, but also the first native version to support Apple’s M1 MAC device. After praising Apple’s improvements in IOS 14 security, Mozilla released a stable version of Firefox 84 for MacOS Big Sur and M1 MAC devices.

“Native support for MacOS devices using apple silicon self-developed chips is a significant performance improvement over the non-native supported version (Firefox 83),” Mozilla said in a statement. The startup speed of Firefox is more than 2.5 times faster, and the response speed of web applications is twice as fast as before (according to speedometer 2.0).

“Webrender has been extended to MacOS Big Sur. In addition, we will provide accelerated rendering pipeline for Linux / Gnome / X11 users for the first time in history,” he added

Even if Apple silicon is supported, the recommended hardware for Firefox 84.0 is the Mac with Intel processor. Firefox 84.0 for windows and Linux has also been released. However, Mozilla points out that “Firefox 84 is the last version to support Adobe Flash.”.