We wanted to give you a heads-up that we are deprecating the use of Apple Intel machines and transitioning to Apple Silicon machines.
We are making this change because Apple is moving away from Intel processors and towards their own silicon-based processors. This shift has been taking place over the past few years, and we believe that it is essential for us to follow suit in order to ensure that we can provide the best possible support for our users.
We also believe that this move will result in better performance, faster build times, and more efficient workflows for you, our customer. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible experience, and we believe that Apple Silicon machines will help us achieve that goal.
Your team will be contacted directly, via email, with your migration date.
The Apple Silicon machines have proven to be faster, more efficient, and perform better than the Intel-based machines. Some customers have reported an average 43% improvement in build time when switching to Apple Silicon!
To help get you started testing, we’ve put the following in place:
Easier testing of the Apple Silicon stacks. We’ve implemented a “re-run on Apple Silicon” button on every Intel build status page so you can quickly assess the power of the Apple Silicon machines! Failed on Apple Silicon? No worries, open up the failed build, and you will be able to rerun the same workflow on our Rosetta-enabled stacks.
Proactively migrating you to the Rosetta-enabled stacks to mitigate risk around breaking builds starting on your migration date above.
This dedicated forum tailored to discussions about Apple Silicon. Here you can talk to us about your challenges and view resources for smooth integration with Mac hardware architecture.
A dedicated customer support team with mobile experts ready to answer any questions and/or help you with the transition.
A compilation of helpful links to our developer document center for transitioning your mobile app development from an Apple Intel machine to the new Apple Silicon machine.
Ready to test?
You can make the switch to Apple Silicon machines with just a few clicks. Go to the Workflow Editor for your app → Stacks & Machines → and select Apple Silicon as the default and/or for specific workflows. Note that Apple Silicon requires Xcode version 13.0 or newer.
We understand that transitioning to new hardware can be challenging, and we want to assure you that we are here to support you every step of the way. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support team or our dedicated forum if you have any questions or concerns.
Are you guys going to support the AVD Manager step on M1 ? When we try to migrate M1 on Bitrise we were getting the error "**Warning:** This Step is not yet supported on Apple Silicon (M1) machines. If you cannot find a solution to this error, try running this Workflow on an Intel-based machine type."
Running this Step on Apple Silicon machines is not officially supported. This change adds some additional warning text to help make that clear to users if the step fails and they don’t expect it.
All our devs are using M1 machine locally and we don’t have issues when running our tests locally so we are assuming this is related to Bitrise.
The limitation is currently with virtual machines. Since we utilize m1 virtual machines to run builds, nested virtualization is needed to run Android apps on an android emulator and at this time, there is not support for such instances.
Our recommendation would be either to build and test on our Linux stacks or using a product like Firebase for running tests.