See if Your Mac Can Run It
The mud has settled on Apple’s September occasion, however we’re nonetheless discovering nuggets of knowledge in its aftermath.
The replace got here out at present (Oct. 7) and we have got full directions for the way to obtain macOS Catalina. Try our evaluate of the macOS Catalina to see quickly you should replace.
Hidden on the backside of the macOS Catalina webpage is a record of units that can run Catalina. Don’t be concerned about scrolling all the best way down; we have accomplished the give you the results you want. Beneath is a complete record of all Mac units that can obtain the Catalina replace subsequent month.
Which Mac units can run macOS Catalina?
- MacBook 2015 and later
- MacBook Air 2012 and later
- MacBook Professional 2012 and later
- iMac 2012 and later
- iMac Professional 2017 and later (all fashions)
- Mac Professional 2013 and later
- Mac mini 2012 and later
There should not be any complaints from Apple customers about which units can and might’t run macOS Catalina. As you may see, Apple is kind of beneficiant with supporting older units — a few of that are seven years outdated. For comparability, Google stops supporting Chromebooks after six-and-a-half years, with no exceptions.
What’s new in macOS Catalina?
Catalina introduces numerous new options and enhancements to macOS. The change that can seemingly affect most customers is the demise of iTunes and its substitute by three separate providers: Apple Music, Podcasts and TV. Whereas one of the crucial influential applications ever, iTunes had grown stale over time. By breaking it up, Apple can preserve the whole lot that individuals beloved about iTunes however supply them in a extra streamlined package deal.
One other new function we’re excited for is Sidecar, which helps you to flip your iPad right into a secondary show. macOS Catalina additionally introduces some good updates to Safari and Apple’s Reminder app features a “Due date” part so you may keep on prime of assignments.
However macOS Catalina will not be for everybody. The replace will drop help for 32-bit apps, which implies the apps you utilize every day may quickly vanish. An Apple information web site known as The Tape Drive found complete of 235 apps might be incompatible with the working system, so make sure you verify the record earlier than you replace your Mac.