I've been running Blender 2.90.1, everything is fine.

Just downloaded the Blender 3.3.0 install file (blender-3.3.0-macos-arm64.DMG) and I get this dialog box.

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My mac's spec.

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Any idea why I can't install it?

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    $\begingroup$ uhm...if you have an intel processor - shouldn't you download the intel version instead of arm version? $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Sep 13, 2022 at 12:04
  • $\begingroup$ Hi Chris, thanks for getting back to me. This is the version Blender directs me to and states 'mac intel' in the download in the description. The only other mac option is 'Apple Silicon' so have to assume the download filename is correct. Thanks for your comments though. $\endgroup$
    – DJones
    Sep 13, 2022 at 14:06
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    $\begingroup$ Hi Please use a title that reflects the content of the question. It should be descriptive but succinct, unique and identifying, summarizing the issue so that users can at a glance understand what your post is about. Use the edit link below your post and avoid anything not strictly essential to the post. Remember, your title is the first thing potential visitors will see, and makes your question findable for future users. See "What is the problem with posting an image or link and asking “How do I do this?"" $\endgroup$ Sep 13, 2022 at 16:57

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Since you have an Intel Processor, you should download the Intel version of Blender, not the ARM version. The filename when downloaded should be: blender-3.3.0-macos-x64.dmg

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you. Not sure why it was forcing the download of the ARM version. Downloaded the OS and installed Much appreciated. $\endgroup$
    – DJones
    Sep 13, 2022 at 17:39

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