Is MATLAB supported on Apple Silicon Macs?
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MathWorks Support Team on 9 Nov 2020
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?
MathWorks Support Team on 29 Sep 2023
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 15 Sep 2023
As of R2023b, MATLAB will run natively on Apple Silicon.
For more information on how to install and run MATLAB natively on Apple Silicon--including system requirements and supported products--please refer to this resource page.
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.
Note: 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. These products are not supported for Apple Silicon Macs.
More Answers (6)
Annie Leonhart on 8 Dec 2020
All you need to do to make it work is go to "show package content" Matlab/xxxx/bin/maci64/matlabwindow.app that's pretty much it. Click that and it'll run. Nothing special you need to do. Create an alias on your dock.
Been using 2020b for weeks with 0 issues. Runs just as good as it does on PC. Fully functional.
cr on 20 Apr 2022
Matlab for AppleSilicon beta is out for testing.
Mike Croucher on 5 May 2022
cr on 23 Dec 2020
Edited: cr on 23 Dec 2020
I cannot believe the results (below) I'm seeing on my MBP-M1 with R2019b. R2018a showed slower benchmarks as expected for Matlab running with Rosetta especially on graphics front. But strangely R2019b is zipping fast.
Results on R2019b, connected to power and no peripherals.
Out of curiosity, I connected an external monitor whose resolution is only somewhat lower than MBPs (2560x1080) and re-ran bench. Graphics seemed way faster, like running Matlab on Intel. The results are incredible.
Results on external monitor: