Apple's upcoming macOS Catalina update will be able to run on a wide range of Macs, dating back to 2012. Apple on its Catalina website today shared a list of all the Macs that will be able to run the new software.
Compatible Macs are listed below:
- 2015 MacBook and later
- 2012 iMac and later
- 2012 MacBook Air and later
- 2017 iMac Pro and later
- 2012 MacBook Pro and later
- 2013 Mac Pro and later
- 2012 Mac mini and later
These are all of the same Macs that were able to run macOS Mojave, with the exception of the mid-2010 and mid-2012 Mac Pro models, which will not be getting the update.
macOS Catalina is currently available to registered developers, who can download the software using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences with the proper profile installed. Apple plans to make Catalina available to public beta testers in July, and the software will launch officially in the fall.
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I'm not saying don't innovate or update. But I despise the throwaway culture we live in. I'm in the small minority, but I'd like to see computers (especially one's that cost more than $1000) come to be viewed as appliances more than apparel (think about it). When I buy a refrigerator, a couch, or a car, I expect it to last me 15-20 years. I will pay for quality engineering, but in return I'll determine when to EOL my property.
This is the philosophical problem I have with Apple and most other companies in the hardware and software industries. Most people don't seem to notice (or mind) that they're being fleeced, and the analogy of the frog in the boiling water is not out of place here.
Some people just need to find something to grumble about.