The future: Apple Silicon
Fortunately that doesn’t mean that SmartRace will not be available anymore for macOS at all. It only means that you’ll need a Mac based on Apple Silicon to run it. Apple Silicon (meaning all Macs that have any of the M processors built in, e.g. M1, M2, etc.) allows your Mac to run any iOS/iPadOS app without any modification whatsoever. For me as the app developer this is a tremendous advantage, because I don’t have to maintain a separate code base for macOS anymore, but can be sure that my iOS code will also work on macOS.
TL;DR, here is what’s most important:
- Support for SmartRace on Intel Macs will be ceased soon, newer versions of SmartRace will only run on Apple Silicon Macs.
- You will be able to keep your current installation of SmartRace running for as long as you wish – you just can’t update it to a newer version if you’re using an Intel-based Mac.
- You will probably not be able to download version 5.7.4 anymore from the app store once the next release comes out. I am not 100% sure of this, but you better create a backup of your installation so you will be able to restore it if you lose it or it gets damaged.