macOS Ventura Drops Support for Older Macs, Works With 2017 and Later Machines

The new macOS Ventura software that was introduced today is compatible with many of the Macs that were able to run macOS Monterey, but it does drop support for some Mac models from 2014 through 2016, according to Apple's webpage for the update.

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A full compatibility list is below:

  • iMac (2017 and later)
  • ‌iMac‌ Pro
  • MacBook Air (2018 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (2017 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2019 and later)
  • Mac mini (2018 and later)
  • MacBook (2017 and later)

These are the Macs that were compatible with ‌macOS Monterey‌:

  • ‌iMac‌ - Late 2015 and later
  • ‌iMac‌ Pro - 2017 and later
  • ‌MacBook Air‌ - Early 2015 and later
  • MacBook Pro - Early 2015 and later
  • ‌Mac Pro‌ - Late 2013 and later
  • ‌Mac mini‌ - Late 2014 and later
  • MacBook - Early 2016 and later

macOS 13 Ventura is available to developers as of today, with Apple planning to provide a public beta in July.

Related Roundup: macOS Ventura
Related Forum: macOS Ventura

Top Rated Comments

ThatSomeone Avatar
16 weeks ago
The 2016 MBP got dropped after just 5 major updates?
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mactech20 Avatar
16 weeks ago
They really have been making some steep cuts these past three macOS updates. Did I see the 2014 mac mini coming? sure! Not the 2016 MBP though.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eilavid Avatar
16 weeks ago
RIP 2015 MBP, arguably the last great Intel Mac.
Even the 2016 is getting the boot, Apple is phasing out these Intel macs fast.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Captain_Mac Avatar
16 weeks ago

It looks like they are taking a fast-track to obsolete Intel Macs. I think we can make some assumptions about how long Intel Macs will be supported from this. I wouldn't be surprised now if no Intel Macs are upgradable to the MacOS 14. Certainly no Intel Mac will get MacOS 15.
The thing is, people paid a lot of money for these machines. And they are completely free to feel ripped of. This will make the company look bad on customers' eyes and is not great for their claimed environment objectives. They will loose customer trust. Those who bought a 2016 MBP with Skylake only received 5 years of full updates and will only receive 7 of security updates.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ResPublica Avatar
16 weeks ago
Imagine Apple bragging about their 'environmental record'...
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KoolAid-Drink Avatar
16 weeks ago
2013 was Monterey's oldest supported machine. 2017 for Ventura. Only one year later. Dire difference here, folks.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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