At WWDC today, Apple officially introduced macOS 10.14 Mojave with new features such as dark mode, HomeKit support, and much more. The first developer beta of the release is available, we know which Mac devices will support the new release.
Apple says that macOS 10.14 is supported on every Mac from 2012 or newer. So, Apple has dropped the support for 2009, 2010, and 2011 models, with the exception of select Mac Pro models.
macOS 10.14 supports Macs:
- MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
- Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
- iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- Mac Pro (Late 2013, plus Mid 2010 and Mid 2012 models with recommend Metal-capable GPU)
Apple notes, however, that support for 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models won’t be available right off the bat – instead that support will come “in an upcoming beta.”
Apple’s reasoning for dropping the older Mac devices likely relates to the Metal GPU technology, which requires more powerful graphic capabilities.
For comparison’s sake, here are the Mac variants that were supported when macOS 10.13 High Sierra was released last year:
• Late 2009 iMac or newer
• Late 2009 MacBook/MacBook (Retina) or newer
• Mid-2010 MacBook Pro or newer
• Late 2010 MacBook Air or newer
• Mid-2010 Mac Mini or newer
• Mid-2010 Mac Pro or newer
• 2017 iMac Pro