MacOS Mojave is the freshly announced next major release of Mac OS system software, complete with a gorgeous Dark Mode appearance and a variety of other great features set to improve the Mac experience.
The excitement of a new macOS release leads every Macintosh user to the same common question… will my Mac run macOS Mojave 10.14? If you’re wondering whether or not your particular Mac will support macOS Mojave, then read on to see the full list of macOS Mojave compatible Macs.
MacOS Mojave Compatibility List of Supported Macs
Apple has said that any Mac introduced in mid-2012 or later will support macOS Mojave, along with the 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models if they have a Metal capable GPU. That’s fairly descriptive, but if you want a specific list of supported Mac hardware for macOS Mojave 10.14 then the following should be helpful to you:
- MacBook Pro (mid 2012 and newer)
- MacBook Air (mid 2012 and newer)
- MacBook (early 2015 and later)
- iMac (late 2012 or newer)
- iMac Pro (2017 or newer)
- Mac Pro (late 2013 or newer, or mid 2010 and mid 2012 models with Metal capable GPU)
- Mac Mini (late 2012 or newer)
As you can see from the list, basically every Mac that was introduced from mid-2012 onward supports macOS Mojave, along with a few earlier Mac Pro models. The supported hardware list for macOS 10.14 is a bit more restrictive than prior macOS system software releases, perhaps indicating that the latest software version will be more demanding on resources or simply just require particular system architecture components that are only available on more modern Macintosh hardware.
This information comes from the Apple press release for macOS Mojave, where Apple says the following:
“macOS Mojave will be available this fall as a free software update for Macs introduced in mid-2012 or later, plus 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models with recommended Metal-capable graphics cards.”
From a system requirements standpoint, macOS Mojave appears to require a modern CPU as well as a GPU that is compatible with Metal graphics architecture. RAM may be less of an important element, though Mac OS tends to run best with more memory. In terms of disk space, typically you need storage for the installer, along with free disk space to install the update itself.
How do I know what my Mac is and whether it will run macOS Mojave 10.14?
Now that you know which Macs support macOS Mojave, you may be wondering how you can find out what Mac model and Mac model year a particular computer is. Fortunately Apple has made this super simple and you can find exactly what your Mac is quickly:
- Pull down the Apple menu and choose “About this Mac”
- At the “Overview” screen of About This Mac, find the Mac model and Mac model year
For example, if you see “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)” then that Mac would fall within the range of Mac computers supporting macOS Mojave.
Another noteworthy mention regarding compatibility and macOS Mojave pertains to 32-bit apps, as macOS Mojave is apparently set to be the last version of Mac OS system software to support them. You can read here to learn how to find 32-bit apps on a Mac if you are not sure which apps may fall into that category.
MacOS Mojave aims to be a pretty exciting system software release for Mac users, and Dark Mode alone will surely drive many installations of the release. While developers and beta testers, and the impatient can download macOS Mojave beta right now as a developer release, the vast majority of users would be better served to wait until the final version debuts this fall.
Of course macOS Mojave is not the only new exciting operating system to come out of Apple, and you may also be interested in finding out which iPhone and iPad support iOS 12 with the iOS 12 compatibility list.