Npm version problem or chip problem

I installed ionic --react to my Apple M1 laptop and was getting several errors with ai - assistance suggesting update npm via nvm. I updated and still did not work. While working on my I-Mac which has the intel processor, decided to install ionic cli and run quickstart. Ionic Serve – run application with no errors. Checking current version of node at 16, I used nvm on m1 chip on macbook to see if problem was in node – same errors. In conclusion, the ionic --react cli isn’t broken running intel but has issues on m1 which I confirm using same node versions on each. Hope this helps in isolating problem to chip rather than node.