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Will my Quantum2626 be compatible with ARM Macs?

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asked Jun 24, 2020 in Thunderbolt - Quantum by hesselstavast1 (250 points)

Hi, I just purchased the Presonus Quantum2626 unit. While I absolutely love this audio interface, after seeing Apple's announcements last Tuesday, I am afraid the lifecycle of my Quantum2626 will be very short lived because of the lack of Thunderbolt 3 Support on future ARM Macs. 
Because of this I am now seriously considering returning the unit within the 30 day return period. 
What is the wise thing to do?

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answered Jul 12, 2020 by Linus (440 points)
selected Aug 18, 2020 by AlexTinsley
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There is no Thunderbolt on the Developer Transition Kit. However, that's not a final Mac and Apple says there will be Thunderbolt on the ARM Macs.
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answered Jul 23, 2020 by travisfunk (920 points)

The USB 4.0 spec is absorbing Thunderbolt 3. That means backward compatibility to all thunderbolt devices via qualified controller from a hardware perspective. The REAL question is whether Presonus will be releasing Universal Control for ARM Macs.