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Apple updates: Quite products and macOS "Big Sur" and M1 Macs

Information updated 7 December 2021 for M1 native support

What is macOS Big Sur (macOS 11.0 or macOS 10.16)?

Big Sur is the newest system for Apple Macs. It is sometimes called either macOS 11.0 or macOS 10.16. It is an optional upgrade available for most recent Macs. It was released on 12 November, 2020.

Big Sur is no longer the most recent system. Monterey was released in October 2021 - more details here.

What are M1 Macs?

Also, Apple released a new line of Macs called “M1” which use an ARM chip instead of Intel. These require Big Sur. (Earlier, these new Macs were announced as “Apple Silicon” but Apple no longer use that name).

Can Quite Imposing Plus run "native" on M1 Macs

Yes! Starting with version 5.3, and recent Acrobat DC, Acrobat can run native on M1, and use Quite Imposing Plus, which is also native M1. Preference settings may be needed in Acrobat. Please see this page.

Should I upgrade to Big Sur?

Before upgrading macOS, it's important to check for compatibility with all of your apps and plug-ins. We can say for certain that Acrobat 11 (XI) and older versions cannot ever run on Big Sur, and versions older than V5 of our products cannot run on Big Sur.

For the status of Quite products see below.

Will Quite products work with Acrobat DC?

  • Quite Hot Imposing 5.0f and above should run on M1 Macs, and on Big Sur. There are no known issues, but older versions will not work correctly.
  • Quite Imposing Plus 5.0f has no known issues in Big Sur. However, since Quite Imposing Plus is a plug-in for Acrobat, we recommend checking with Adobe before upgrading, to make sure that you can install and use Acrobat.
  • Other plug-ins, including Quite Imposing Plus 4, cannot be used.