Here’s a full list of Macs that are compatible to run the new macOS Sierra 10.12. If you have an iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro or Mac mini that is on this list, you are good to go with Sierra.
By now, you’ll no doubt already be aware about macOS Sierra. No, that’s not yet another Apple software platform to power a new wave of devices, but rather a reimagining of OS X to bring it more in line with the company’s other platforms. Many Mac owners will be looking forward to embracing the update once Apple switches the flip for everyone on September 20th, but it appears that not all Macs in operation will be able to get in on the macOS action.
As we already know, Apple continually tries its hardest to make sure that as many devices as possible are supported when never firmware drops. It really doesn’t matter whether it’s iOS or macOS, Apple genuinely seems to want to try and bring the new features and improvements owners of old and new. With that in mind, sometimes the hardware requirements necessary to operate the software efficiently sadly rules out certain pieces of kit, which is exactly the case now as Apple has had to rule out Macs that were manufactured from the year 2007 to mid 2009.
If you are a Mac owner, and you are looking forward to getting to grips with macOS Sierra, and you most definitely did love the new features that were introduced, then if you have one of the following Mac machines you will be golden.
The list of Macs supported to run macOS Sierra are as follows:
MacBook (Late 2009 or newer)
MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
iMac (Late 2009 or newer)
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
If your machine doesn’t fall into one of those brackets, then it looks like you have a couple of options available to you; either accept the inevitable and make do with the extremely pleasurable and capable OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Or, if that doesn’t cut it, bite the bullet and invest in a brand new Mac computer that is not only capable of installing macOS Sierra, but if you actually wait to make that investment, may be one of the first new breeds of Mac to actually ship with it pre-installed.