Does Your Mac Support macOS Catalina? Check This List Now

macOS Catalina supported devices

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macOS Catalina (or macOS 10.15) is the name of the next-gen operating for Macs. It is a major upgrade to macOS and includes plenty of new features and updates. However, a big question that many MacBook, iMac, or even Mac Mini users will now have is if their device supports this new version. To help you get an answer, we have prepared a list of all macOS Catalina-supported devices.

Supported devices from mid-2012 or later

Apple said the list of macOS Catalina-supported devices includes those from mid-2012 or later, which will get the macOS Catalina update this fall. If you have a developer account, you can try the beta version of the new version even now. macOS Catalina will be available to public beta testers in July, while the final version will arrive in the fall.

If you are not sure about the Mac model you are using, you can easily check it by clicking the Apple logo and then clicking on “About this Mac.”

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Apple has shared a list of all the macOS Catalina-supported devices.

macOS Catalina-supported devices

Based on Apple’s list. these are the macOS Catalina-supported MacBook Pro models: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019); MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports); MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018); MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports); MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017); MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports); MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports); MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016); MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports); MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports); MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015); MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015); MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015); MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014); MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014); MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014); MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013); MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013); MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013); MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013); MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013); MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012); MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012); MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) and MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012).

The macOS Catalina-supported MacBook models are: MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017); MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016); and MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015).

The macOS Catalina-supported MacBook Air models are: MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018); MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017); MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015); MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015); MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014); MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014); MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013); MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013); MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) and MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012).

The macOS Catalina-supported iMac models are: iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019); iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019); iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017); iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017); iMac (21.5-inch, 2017); iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015); iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015); iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015); iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Mid 2015); iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014); iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2014); iMac (27-inch, Late 2013); iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013); iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) and iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012). All iMac Pro models are supported.

The macOS Catalina-supported Mac Mini models are: Mac mini (2018); Mac mini (Late 2014); and Mac mini (Late 2012).

The macOS Catalina-supported Mac Pro models are: Mac Pro Second Generation 2013 and Mac Pro Third Generation 2019.

Should you upgrade?

If you have a Mac or plan to buy any device from the list above, then you will be eligible for a free macOS 10.15 update. If you don’t own any of the devices on the list, you will have to figure out your next move. You will need to evaluate if macOS 10.15 offers features you can’t live without. If yes, then you will have to buy a new Mac.

One of the new features coming to the Mac is the ability to use the iPad as a secondary display. Developers will also get the capability to port iPhone and iPad apps to the desktop. Other items coming in the new OS are the extended desktop in Safari, Screen Time on macOS, a new “Find My” app, new Music, Podcasts, and TV apps, updates to the Photos interface, a brand-new Reminders app, and updates to Markdown.

“macOS Catalina gives you more of everything you love about Mac. Experience music, TV, and podcasts in three all-new Mac apps,” Apple says.

To see all the new features available in macOS Catalina, visit this link.