NordVPN Update Adds Native Support for Apple Silicon Macs

The popular VPN service NordVPN has rolled out an update to add native support for Apple silicon Macs.

nord vpn m1 native
As of version 6.6.1, NordVPN natively supports Apple silicon Macs, such as the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and 24-inch iMac, which each sport the M1 chip.

Although the update started to roll out on August 3, a blog post by Nord has today announced that the 6.6.1 update is now fully available via the App Store and the NordVPN website, where the app is available for download.

While the VPN app previously ran on Apple silicon Macs via Rosetta 2, which translates apps made for Intel Macs so that they work on Macs with the ‌M1‌ chip, the new native version of the app is able to run more efficiently without the need for Rosetta 2. The new version of the app is universal, meaning that it can run on both Intel and Apple silicon architectures.

The update comes ahead of the widely-anticipated launch of new Apple silicon Macs, such as 14 and 16-inch redesigned MacBook Pro models. NordVPN version 6.6.1 is now available via the ‌App Store‌ and the NordVPN website.

Top Rated Comments

McG2k1 Avatar
19 months ago

For my fellows cyber criminals out there, don’t use NordVPN!
They really work well with most law enforcements around the globe…
They’ve also had their server side tech be compromised at least once. They’re by far the most advertised VPN on podcasts and YouTube, but they’re probably also the worst at the service they’re offering.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kesenwangs Avatar
19 months ago

I'm using Nord and it runs reasonable well on my M1 Mac and iOS. However, I'm always looking for the most secure solution so if anyone can advise something better than Nord, please comment...
ProtonVPN
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NBAasDOGG Avatar
19 months ago
For my fellows cyber criminals out there, don’t use NordVPN!
They really work well with most law enforcements around the globe…
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
unclemax Avatar
19 months ago
It's very cool, but guys, please fix a way to connect from China on Windows. Connecting from countries with Internet restrictions is one of the main reasons why people subscribe for VPN, yet NordVPN has been useless on Windows for months now.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LukeDizzle Avatar
19 months ago

For my fellows cyber criminals out there, don’t use NordVPN!
They really work well with most law enforcements around the globe…
LOl...nice. Who does everyone recommend? (asking for a friend)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sudo-sandwich Avatar
19 months ago

They’ve also had their server side tech be compromised at least once. They’re by far the most advertised VPN on podcasts and YouTube, but they’re probably also the worst at the service they’re offering.
Most advertised is a reason to avoid them.

Edit: Not like it matters. I'd trust any of these for watching, say, World Cup soccer on a site that's geolocked. And I'd trust none of them for doing something super illegal, which I'm not doing.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

dewey airtag

Report Highlights Danger of Using AirTags for Tracking Dogs

Monday January 30, 2023 1:45 pm PST by
AirTags may be a convenient way for tracking dogs that might get off leash or otherwise lost, but there are dangers associated with the practice, as outlined by a report from The Wall Street Journal. At 1.26 inches in diameter, AirTags are able to fit easily on a dog's collar, but that size also makes the tracking devices small enough to swallow, at least for a medium to large-sized dog, and ...
Multi Display CarPlay 1

Apple Launching All-New CarPlay Experience Later This Year With These 5 Features

Sunday January 29, 2023 10:15 am PST by
In June 2022, Apple previewed the next generation of CarPlay, promising deeper integration with vehicle functions like A/C and FM radio, support for multiple displays across the dashboard, personalization options, and more. Apple says the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in late 2023, with committed automakers including Acura, Audi,...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

Five New iOS Features Coming to Your iPhone Later This Year

Tuesday January 31, 2023 11:58 am PST by
Apple has previously announced several upcoming iOS features that are expected to be added to the iPhone this year. Some of the features could be introduced with iOS 16.4, which should enter beta testing soon, while others will arrive later in the year. Below, we have recapped five new iOS features that are expected to launch in 2023, such as an Apple Pay Later financing option for purchases ...
maxresdefault

Kuo: Apple to Release Foldable iPad With Carbon Fiber Kickstand in 2024

Monday January 30, 2023 12:55 am PST by
Apple will launch a foldable iPad with a carbon fiber kickstand sometime next year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In a series of tweets, Kuo said he expects an "all-new design foldable iPad" to be the next big product launch in the iPad lineup, with no other major iPad releases in the next nine to 12 months. The analyst said he...
Apple Silicon Teal Feature

The Next Big Apple Silicon Device May Not Be a Mac or iPad

Wednesday February 1, 2023 3:57 am PST by
Apple's next device with an Apple silicon chip may not be a Mac or an iPad, but rather an advanced external display, according to recent reports. The display, which is rumored to arrive this year, is expected to sit somewhere between the $1,599 Studio Display and the $4,999 Pro Display XDR – but more exact information about the device's positioning and price point is as yet unknown. While ...
MKBHD HomePod 2 White Ring Stain

New HomePod Can Still Stain Some Wooden Surfaces

Tuesday January 31, 2023 8:29 am PST by
When the original HomePod launched in 2018, it was discovered that the speaker can leave white rings on some wooden surfaces. Now, well-known YouTuber Marques Brownlee has confirmed that the issue persists to a lesser extent with the new HomePod. In a side-by-side test, he showed that the white second-generation HomePod left a white ring on the wooden surface that he placed the speaker on,...
tim cook data privacy day

Apple Violated U.S. Labor Laws With Anti-Leak Email

Monday January 30, 2023 3:43 pm PST by
Apple violated United States labor laws when it sent out an email warning employees about leaking confidential information about the company, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said today in a ruling shared by Bloomberg. Rules that Apple has established around leaks "tend to interfere with, restrain or coerce employees" from the exercise of their rights under the National Labor...