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MacOS Monterey: Find out if your computer is compatible with Apple’s new OS

Apple’s 2020 13-inch MacBook Air will work with MacOS Monterey.


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MacOS Monterey, Apple’s newest Mac operating system, arrives on Oct. 25. The software, also known as MacOS 12, will run on the new laptops announced at Apple’s event on Monday — both the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. You can even download the OS now as a public beta. First unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in early June, MacOS Monterey includes new features like Universal Control, AirPlay and a bunch of updates coming to iOS 15 like spatial audio in FaceTime

If you’re looking to download and install the MacOS Monterey public beta, or the final version once it’s released, you’ll need to have a compatible device. And while the Windows 11 rollout has been full of confusion over which devices will be able to run it, Apple’s compatibility list is far more straightforward. 

Read more: The three best things in the MacOS Monterey beta so far

Is my Mac compatible with MacOS Monterey?

Here are all the models of Macs that can run MacOS Monterey, according to Apple

  • MacBook, early 2016 and later
  • MacBook Air, early 2015 and later
  • MacBook Pro, early 2015 and later
  • Mac Pro, late 2013 and later
  • Mac Mini, late 2014 and later
  • iMac, late 2015 and later
  • iMac Pro, 2017 and later

As our sister site ZDNet notes, that means that the following Macs will not be able to update to anything beyond MacOS Big Sur

  • iMac, mid- and late 2014 and early 2015 
  • MacBook Air, mid-2013 and early 2014
  • MacBook Pro, late 2013 and mid-2014
  • MacBook, early 2015

For more, check out what we know so far about MacOS Monterey and its features and our guide to whether you should buy a new Mac now, or wait. You can also take a look at the best new features of WatchOS 8 and see if your iPhone is compatible with iOS 15.

MacOS Monterey: Find out if your computer is compatible with Apple's new OS


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