macOS Sonoma Drops Support for These Macs

Apple today previewed macOS Sonoma, its latest operating system for the Mac. Available in beta today and launching in the fall, macOS Sonoma drops support for a handful of Mac models compared to macOS Ventura, according to Apple's website.

macOS Sonoma Macs
macOS Sonoma drops support for the following Macs:

  • 2017 MacBook Pro
  • 2017 iMac
  • 2017 MacBook (12-Inch)

macOS Sonoma remains compatible with the following Macs:

  • MacBook Pro: 2018 and later
  • MacBook Air: 2018 and later
  • Mac mini: 2018 and later
  • iMac: 2019 and later
  • iMac Pro: 2017
  • Mac Studio: 2022 and later
  • Mac Pro: 2019 and later

macOS Sonoma will likely be released in October like macOS Ventura and macOS Monterey were.

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Top Rated Comments

joecomo Avatar
13 months ago
it is getting tight for the remaining Intel machines :)
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PlayUltimate Avatar
13 months ago
sigh. . . . my 2017 27" iMac is no longer supported. I guess I shouldn't complain about being able to run the latest for 6 years. Sadly, there is not a simple replacement. MacMini + monitor seems to be the closest.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
13 months ago
Don't worry, the OCLP project will have Sonoma running on everything at least as far back as 2010 machines.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
13 months ago

the 2019 mac pro? Thats a little soon. Does this release pull all intel support?
Mac Pro 2019 is still supported as well as all the 2018+ Intel Macs
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nevhoffman Avatar
13 months ago

Getting Scared for my M1 MBA....
Apple Silicon Macs won't be on the chopping block for a longggg time.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SilenceBroken Avatar
13 months ago
2019 iMac? You serious? A 5 year old machine is outdated already? I guess with my machine likely to not be supported next year it'll be time to upgrade. Maybe the M3 iMac will be out then.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)