With MacOS Mojave set to be released to the public later today, the inevitable question is which Macs will get the update offered to them? Unfortunately it is a little more complicated answer to this question than the straightforward answer we got last week with iOS 12.
Unlike iOS 12, Apple has not officially released list of Macs that will get updated to Mojave. That said, we can extrapolate from the beta release notes and come up with a reasonably accurate list. The short answer is if your Mac is made in 2011 or earlier, you aren’t going to be able to upgrade.
Based on the MacOS Mojave beta release notes, here are the Macs that should be getting upgraded to the build today:
- MacBook: Early 2015 and later
- MacBook Air: Mid 2012 and later
- MacBook Pro: Mid 2012 and later
- iMac: Late 2012 and later
- iMac Pro: 2017 and later
- Mac Pro: Late 2013 or later, Mid-2012 and Mid-2012 models with Metal Compatible GPU)
- Mac mini: Late 2012 or later
That is a pretty comprehensive list overall and it means that Macs that are now six years old are going to get updated. That’s impressive no matter how you look at it.
If you aren’t familiar with how to find out just which Mac you have and the year of its product, Apple makes it pretty easy to find. Just tap on the Apple menu in the top-left corner on your Mac and navigate down to About This Mac. This will give you an overview of your Mac including its production cycle. Here is a screenshot from my Mac so you can get an idea of what to look for on yours.