Firefox has come up with a major update for its Mac users. The browser will now work as a native app on all Apple-run silicon Macs. This update has come as a response to match up to the performance level of Apple's chips. The new native Firefox had recorded a launch speed that is up to 2.5 times faster. The performance within the browser is the same, with web apps giving double the time of response.
The update does not happen automatically, however. For Mac users who want to be sure if they have the new native version of Firefox, they will have to update it manually. To do that, quitting and restarting the Firefox browser is required after installing Firefox 84, which is the name of the new native build.
Apple's new M1 chip was recently announced and with the products already being purchased, Mac users have been installing the new Firefox 84. The browser seems to be running well and super fast for the first few minutes but long term tests are yet to be done.
The new M1-powered Apple products were released in November. The Firefox 84 update has been followed by Chrome, which was the first browser to get its update for the new M1-powered Apple machines.