Is MATLAB supported on Apple Silicon Macs?

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Macs with an Apple silicon processor such as the Apple M1 have two ways to run applications. Applications built for Apple silicon run natively, while apps built for Intel processors run in the Rosetta 2 environment. Which method does MATLAB support? 

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 31 Aug 2022 at 4:00
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 31 Aug 2022 at 14:06
Rosetta 2 
MATLAB R2020b Update 3 and later are supported on Apple silicon Macs through the Rosetta 2 translation environment. Earlier releases of MATLAB may run but are not fully supported. 
There are two products which are available on Intel-based Macs but are not compatible with the Rosetta 2 environment: Polyspace and Simulink Desktop Real-Time. 
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson 5 minutes ago
Unfortunately the post from Mathworks announcing the earlier Open Beta seems to have been removed.
In that announcement, Mathworks made it clear that the Open Beta was pure MATLAB only, with no toolboxes, and that there would be additional open beta with more functionality. I am told the second beta will be available "within a few weeks".
It might be disappointing that R2022b does not support Apple Silicon natively, but Mathworks was clear in the spring that R2022b was not going to be fully native.
Back in 2021, I publicly predicted it would be R2023b before the fully native version including Polyspace was released. I am not longer confident that Polyspace will be ready by then.

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BH
BH on 18 Nov 2020
I installed 2020b on my M1 MBP today. Just thought I’d post here to let you know it runs even if it’s not officially supported
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 13 Dec 2021
We've danced this dance before. Polyspace is always at least 3 releases behind on technical enhancements.

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Moritz Kb
Moritz Kb on 12 Dec 2020
It works fine on the new MBA although battery consumption is huge, meaning 3hrs from 100% to 0%.
Hopefully this will improve when it’s running natively... Also 2D and 3D times in ‘bench’ are very Slow probably because they don’t run on the GPU cores?
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Wenqiang CHEN
Wenqiang CHEN on 24 Dec 2021
It's been more than a year, Do we have any progress? When the native apple silicon version will be avaliable?

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Stanislas Grare
Stanislas Grare on 23 Sep 2021
Matlab 2021b on macbook m1 Air 256/16

Saurabh Vyas
Saurabh Vyas on 24 Nov 2020
Edited: Saurabh Vyas on 24 Nov 2020
I feel MATLAB Online is the way to go till we get the version built to run on Apple silicon. It's got almost everything students require and can be run on safari/chrome without an install. It also has Simulink support!!
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Claudio Andres Iturra Ulloa
Claudio Andres Iturra Ulloa on 19 Aug 2022 at 6:02
Matlab online sucks prettty bad! Force me to use only python when I don't wanna take my laptop to the university, and only wanna do some work with my ipad.

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Ongun Palaoglu
Ongun Palaoglu on 1 Feb 2021
I am using mac mini m1, it was very good. right now it is very slow, clicking on function takes a delay. i dont understand why
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Shubam Tandel
Shubam Tandel on 31 Oct 2021
it just stops when i try to run any code, and always have to restart matlab.

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Jan van der Horst
Jan van der Horst on 27 Oct 2021
Anyone able to benchmark the new macbook M1 Pro\Max yet?
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Matheus
Matheus on 11 Apr 2022
@Noel Bartlow this is my M1 Max on the native build.

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milad karimshoushtari
milad karimshoushtari on 1 Nov 2021
Matlab 2021b benchmarks; Left side MacBook Pro 16 inch 2019 6-core i7, and right side MacBook Pro with M1 pro 8 core.
The performance in very similar on both machines. I tried running a lot of scripts and simulink models but the performance difference was negligible.
In my opinion, matlab performance has not been improved much over the last couple of years and a natively and "Fully" supported version of matlab for apple silicon is very much necessery. And by "Fully" I mean gpu support and many toolboxes that could be supported for macos but they are only available for windows.
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Walter Roberson