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Monterey compatibility

macOS Monterey was unveiled at WWDC 2021 on 7 June and was released as a beta for developers that same day. It will become available as a public beta in July and be made available for all when it is officially released this autumn.

Apple has revealed that the following Macs are compatible with the newest Mac operating system:

  • MacBook models from early 2016 or later
  • MacBook Air models from early 2015 or later
  • MacBook Pro models from early 2015 or later
  • Mac mini models from 2014 or later
  • iMac from 2015 or later
  • iMac Pro (2017 and later)
  • Mac Pro models from late 2013 and later

Big Sur compatibility

Big Sur is the current version of macOS. It arrived on some Macs in November 2020. Here’s a list of the Macs that can run macOS Big Sur:

  • MacBook models from early 2015 or later
  • MacBook Air models from 2013 or later
  • MacBook Pro models from 2013 or later
  • Mac mini models from 2014 or later
  • iMac from 2014 or later
  • iMac Pro (all models)
  • Mac Pro models from 2013 and 2019

Catalina compatibility

Catalina arrived in October 2019 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (2015 to 2017)
  • MacBook Air (Mid-2012 to 2019)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid-2012 to 2019)
  • Mac mini (Late 2012 to late-2018)
  • iMac (Late 2012 to 2019)
  • iMac Pro (all models)
  • Mac Pro models from 2013

Mojave compatibility

Mojave arrived in September 2018 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (Early 2015 to 2017)
  • MacBook Air (Mid 2012 to 2017, because it’s the same as 2015 model)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 to 2018)
  • Mac mini (Late 2012 to late-2018)
  • iMac (Late 2012 to mid-2017)
  • iMac Pro (all models)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013, plus mid-2010 and mid-2012 models with recommended Metal-capable GPU)

High Sierra compatibility

High Sierra arrived in September 2017 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (Late 2009 to 2017)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 to 2017, which is same as 2015 model)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 to 2017)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 to 2014)
  • iMac (Late 2009 to mid-2017)
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 and 2013)

Sierra compatibility

Sierra arrived in September 2016 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (Late 2009 to 2017)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 to 2017, which is same as 2015 model)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 to 2015)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 to 2014)
  • iMac (Late 2009 to 2015)
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 and 2013)

El Capitan compatibility

El Capitan arrived in September 2015 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (Early 2015 to 2017)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 to 2010)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 to early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 to early 2015)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 to 2014)
  • iMac (Mid 2007 to mid-2015)
  • Mac Pro (2008, 2010, 2013)

Yosemite compatibility

Yosemite arrived in October 2014 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (Late 2008 to 2010)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 to mid 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (13″ Mid-2009 to mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (15″ Mid/Late 2007 to mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (17″ Late 2007 to 2011)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 to 2012)
  • iMac (Mid-2007 to mid-2014)
  • Mac Pro (2008 and 2010)

Mavericks compatibility

Mavericks arrived in October 2013 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (Late 2008 to 2010)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 to mid 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2007 to early 2013)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 to 2012)
  • iMac (Mid 2007 to early 2013)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 and 2010)

Mountain Lion compatibility

Mountain Lion, the last of the ‘cat’ versions of macOS launched in July 2012 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (Late 2008 to 2010)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 to mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 to mid-2012)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 to 2011)
  • iMac (Mid-2007 to 2011)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 and 2010)