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Optimisation for the Apple Silicon Macs

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    M1 laptops already make 0.8% of the computer market and and the previous generations make up 6.21% of the computer market and a lot of that 6.21% is likely to upgrade

    Yes! I know that alot of Windows Users are switching to MacOS with M1 because of the insane performance per watt and power efficiency. (myself included). It will also be a matter of time before other companies like Intel, AMD, Nvidia and others switch to ARM devices. It would be nice to see Minecraft Java be optimised for ARM and M1. 

    Another Point to add is that now with M1, the Macs share the same chip architecture as iPhone and iPad, which it would make it much EASIER to port over Minecraft Bedrock to MacOS. It may need some tweaking for the aspect ratio and keyboard functionality and so on. But it would be nice to see both ideas come to the Mac.

    If the M1 Chips continue to develop it's obvious that Macs will be in more hands than before and making Minecraft Java perform better on the new type of Mac will become more of a necessary task in the future.

    This is true, like I said above, many old mac users and windows users are wanting to switch to M1 / ARM macs! It would also be a matter of time before ARM becomes native for every computing and gaming platform.

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    I feel like Microsoft and Mojang wouldn't have much insensitive to do this since they don't get that much revenue from java, and Mac users are a small fraction of Java users too. But I'm hopeful that when apple silicon becomes more relevant, and hopefully when windows machines start to have more arm processors, Mojang will make a Version for ARM computers. 

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    java 17 has already been optimized to M1 so we are waiting for the transition to the new java

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    You can already run Minecraft natively by loading native LWJGL versions. There are tools to do this already. However, the LWJGL versions are still beta, so Minecraft has to wait for that.

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    This. Yes it's already possible through terminal commands, but the fact that it's not available yet in the regular launcher is just ridiculous at this point.

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    LWJGL has stable releases for Macosx-arm64 now, so this is something Mojang should be able to do in theory. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

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    I hope someday we get this

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    Very true this would make them and us happy!! Many users are switching from windows to apple because of the m1 chipane now with the m2 chip realising I think they should jump on that