Apple this morning introduced macOS 10.14 Mojave, the newest version of the operating system designed to run on the Mac.

macOS Mojave is a major update that introduces a range of new features like a Dark Mode, Desktop and Finder improvements, new apps, and a revamped Mac App Store, but unfortunately, the update drops support for a number of machines.

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While macOS High Sierra was available for some machines manufactured as early as 2009, macOS Mojave is largely limited to 2012 or newer machines, with the exception of some Mac Pro models. Here's a full list:

  • 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 recommended Metal-capable GPU)

As you can see, compared to High Sierra, the update drops support for the older plastic MacBooks, and MacBook Pro, Air, mini, and iMac models from 2009, 2010, and 2011.

These older machines will not have access to the macOS Mojave features, and will continue to run macOS High Sierra.

Developers can download macOS Mojave starting today, and the update should be available for public beta testers later this summer.

Related Forum: macOS Mojave

Top Rated Comments

shinji Avatar
75 months ago
This may be the last update that supports the 2012 Mini then. If they are indeed going to keep the Mini as part of the lineup, then they need to get off their ass and replace it with something other than the neutered 2014 Mini.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nalmond92 Avatar
75 months ago
Now just give us a new Mac to use it on
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Glmnet1 Avatar
75 months ago
Really? That’s common with tech products and consumer goods is it?
Windows 10 requirements:

These look like the specs of an average 2004 computer.

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Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ErikGrim Avatar
75 months ago
Dropping support for seven year old macs? Outrage!
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trusso Avatar
75 months ago
Dropping support for seven year old macs? Outrage!
I know, right? :p

This wouldn't be nearly as big an issue if Apple actually made computers that were still upgradable. The post-2012 Apple has everything soldered, screwed and secured with nary an upgrade possible unless you want to void your warranty. My trust ol' 2010 MBP has allowed me to upgrade the RAM and HD twice over in the 8 years I've had it. (Plus the optical drive and full set of ports which continue to come in handy.)

I love the Apple ecosystem, but I've got some decisions to make in the next few years. Do I switch to Linux? Do I buy one of Apple's current offerings? Do I switch to Windows?

The ironic thing is, if Apple had continued to make laptops with standard ports and perhaps even optical drives, I would have bought a new one three years ago. I'm holding on to my 2010 model because it's one of the last that aligns with my computing philosophy.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iapplelove Avatar
75 months ago
My classic mid 2012 mbp lives on lol
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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