I've got my MacBook Air M1 one year ago and am still wondering why the apps launch so slowly.
An example: When I open Pages, I have to wait almost 10 seconds until the app is ready for use. Microsoft Word even needs almost 15 seconds until I can work with the app. Under Windows, for example with an Intel core I5 (8th Gen) and JAWS, Word only needs 3 seconds until it's ready for use.
Can anyone confirm this behaviour on an M1 Mac (not an M1 Pro or Max)?