List of Macs Compatible With macOS Big Sur

Apple today previewed macOS Big Sur with redesigned interfaces such as the Dock and Notification Center, the addition of a Control Center, several improvements to core apps like Safari and Messages, and much more.

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macOS Big Sur is available in beta for registered Apple developers starting today, with a public beta to follow next month. The free software update will be released to all users with a compatible Mac in the fall, according to Apple.

Macs compatible with macOS Big Sur:

  • 2015 and later MacBook
  • 2013 and later MacBook Air
  • Late 2013 and later MacBook Pro
  • 2014 and later iMac
  • 2017 and later iMac Pro
  • 2014 and later Mac mini
  • 2013 and later Mac Pro

Accordingly, the following models capable of running macOS Catalina will not be able to be upgraded to macOS Big Sur:

  • 2012 and Early 2013 MacBook Pro
  • 2012 MacBook Air
  • 2012 and 2013 iMac
  • 2012 Mac mini
Related Roundup: macOS Big Sur

Top Rated Comments

ipedro Avatar
9 months ago
My 2012 iMac


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JosephAW Avatar
9 months ago
This might be the time to wait for a gen 2 of the ARM MBP A14Z to replace my 2012 mid MBP. 10 years is a good ride.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JosephAW Avatar
9 months ago
Since my mid 2012 MBP supports Catalina I'm sure there will be a hack to run macOS 11 Big Sur.
I was hoping for a solid "snow leopard" macOS to ride into the sunset. Catalina failed miserably, reverted to a previous macOS.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
9 months ago
I will be upgrading to Mojave next year.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mnsportsgeek Avatar
9 months ago
RIP 2012 non-retina MBP.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joe Rossignol Avatar
9 months ago

There is no 2013 Mac mini.
Fixed that. It's a long day for us! :D
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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