As with all new releases of macOS, there is always the question of “Will my Mac run it?” for many users. Apple has published a complete list of compatible Mac models that will be able to support macOS Ventura when it is released laster this fall. The list is relatively small when you compare it to compatible iPhones for iOS 16. Still, a large percentage of Mac devices made in 2017 or later will be able to upgrade to Ventura.
Here is the complete list according to Apple
- iMac (2017 and later)
- MacBook Pro (2017 and later)
- MacBook Air (2018 and later)
- MacBook (2017 and later)
- Mac Pro (2019 and later)
- iMac Pro
- Mac mini (2018 and later)
The takeaway here is if your Mac was made earlier than 2017, you won’t be able to upgrade as your Mac and it will remain on Monterey or Big Sur. Also note that Apple does not distinguish between Apple Silicon-based devices and Intel-based devices.
macOS 13, or Ventura, is expected to be released later this year by Apple. The biggest new feature for many is Stage Manager, a feature that is also coming to iPadOS 16, which allows for automatic organization of your apps and windows in a single view on any Mac, so you can stay focused while easily moving between tasks.To learn more about Ventura, head over to Apple’s preview site for it.