One of the most common questions that arise whenever Apple releases a new version of its operating system is, “Will my Mac be compatible?” With the highly anticipated macOS 14 Sonoma, it is no different. Fortunately, while we ponder whether our iPhone will be compatible with iOS 17 and all its new features, we can already provide the answer to that question.
All Macs with Apple silicon and some more
All Macs with Apple silicon are compatible with the new macOS 14 Sonoma. Additionally, several older Macs can also run the California Wine Valley operating system. Specifically, the models that can update to this new operating system are as follows:
- iMac 2019 and later
- Mac Pro 2019 and later
- iMac Pro 2017
- Mac Studio 2022 and later
- MacBook Air 2018 and later
- Mac mini 2018 and later
- MacBook Pro 2018 and later
Let’s remember that if we are unsure about which Mac model we have, we can check by selecting “About This Mac” from the Apple menu (). There, we will find information about the Mac model and, importantly, the year of release. If we are on the compatibility list, we can now prepare ourselves to enjoy the innovation that Apple always brings to its operating systems.
Apple silicon is not only expected to have support for the new systems but will also have longer support than Intel-based computers. This is due to the integration of various components around the processors that Apple embeds in its M-series chips.
Beyond that, it is the most recent Macs that can compensate for the limitations of Apple silicon through other specifications. It is still early to determine if all the new features of Sonoma will be available on those models, as the system is still in development and will evolve during the beta phase, but it is likely that some of them may not make it.
In any case, a significant number of Mac users will be able to enjoy the experience that the new macOS 14 Sonoma brings. With its improved design, optimized performance, and innovative features, Sonoma promises to be an exciting upgrade for Apple’s Mac lineup.
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