TL;DR Download the Apple silicon builds of Flipper here: https://github.com/chiragramani/FlipperReleases/releases
Flipper's official builds are painfully slow on Apple M1 silicon.
The app was so slow that it hindered my daily work. And the worst bit was that not only my CPU was struggling with the Flipper but it also made an iOS app I was working on painfully slow too!
It turned out that Flipper has been running through Rosetta emulator.
Here's the PR https://github.com/facebook/flipper/pull/3553 for a reference.
UPDATE: the para-official builds are now available at https://github.com/chiragramani/FlipperReleases/releases
Build M1 silicon-ready Flipper app by running below on your Terminal:
git clone https://github.com/aarongrider/flipper.git cd flipper git checkout m1-universal cd desktop yarn yarn build --mac
Your Apple binary will be at
Run it by double clicking it in the Finder and you'll immediately see that Flipper and most importantly an app you're developing runs much faster now.
You can be happy about your M1 machine again.