Apple is well known for providing software updates for aging machines, and while that is indeed the case again with the upcoming macOS 10.14 Mojave, there are several Macs that won’t make the cut this time around.
With Apple’s release of macOS 10.13 High Sierra last year, the company managed to include Macs that were released as far back as 2009. But it looks like macOS Mojave will not be sharing that release path. The oldest Macs go back as far as 2012, with the exception of some Mac Pro configurations, which can date back as far as 2010 if they are equipped with a GPU that supports Apple’s Metal framework.
Here is the list of supported Macs:
- Late-2013 Mac Pro (with the exception of some mid-2010 and mid-2012 models)
- Late-2012 or newer Mac mini
- Late-2012 or newer iMac
- iMac Pro
- Early-2015 or newer MacBook
- Mid-2012 or newer MacBook Air
- Mid-2012 or newer MacBook Pro
The support doesn’t go as far back as 2009 this time around, but that’s still many years back that Apple is offering support for the newest version of its desktop operating system.
macOS 10.14 Mojave adds a variety of new features, including a system-wide Dark Mode, new features for Finder and Quick Look, a Dynamic Desktop and Desktop Stacks, improvements to the Photos app, and much more. You can see what’s new in macOS Mojave right here.
Apple officially seeded the first developer beta of macOS Mojave recently.