Known Windows virtualizer Parallels gets Windows 11 updates to Apple Silicon Macs back in September. Microsoft confirmed in a statement at the time that the merger was not a “support scenario.” MICROSOFT has confirmed that running Windows 11 ON DEPARTMENTS LIKE 13-INCH MACBOOK PRO WITH M1 AND MACBOOK AIR WITH M1 is not licensed under “Support”, AFTER VIRTUALIZATION COMPANY COMPANY COMPANY.
Now, we can know exactly why Windows 11 has not come to Apple Silicon yet. According to a new report from XDA, Qualcomm is currently in agreement with Microsoft to be the exclusive supplier of Windows on ARM. The deal, however, could end “soon.”
OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT MICROSOFT HAS ALREADY SAID THAT ANYONE WHO WANTS TO COMPLAIN ON THE CHIP PART, SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISED. QUALCOMM did NOT just start writing CHIPS PCs in the hope that MICROSOFT would compile Windows to support it. NO, THESE TWO COMPANIES HAVE JUST COME TOGETHER. BECAUSE OF THIS, QUALCOMM HAS TO ENJOY THE DAYS.
ONE THING I WAS NOT ABLE TO LEARN WHEN THE AGREEMENT WAS TO END, ONLY IT WAS SOMETHING THAT STOPPED OTHER CHIP Vendors from competing at the venue. It is possible that Samsung may want to throw its hat into the ring with its EXYNOS protocols, especially given its recent partnership with AMD for POWER graphics. This is also unexpected WHY APPLE SILICON MACS does not have unofficial support for running Windows 11, hopefully it will change for the better.
If the deal comes and ends, it will open the possibility of Windows 11 accessing more ARM chips than Qualcomm alone. This, of course, includes Apple Silicon.
It’s not clear how Microsoft is preparing for this so we can still have some time to wait until official support happens. Regardless of when, it looks like it could happen at least as long as the agreement between Microsoft and Qualcomm is not renewed.