The launch of new MacOS Catalina this fall is making the rounds and we cannot wait long to see it finally installed on our Macs. You will have to wait for it till this fall. However, its beta version will be available from the next month onwards.
Catalina is MacOS 10.15, preceded by MacOS Mojave which was version 10.14. The system requirements of Catalina are quite similar to the previous version Mojave. If your Mac is supporting 10.14, your PC is likely to support Catalina. Mojave culled some of the old Macs which were launched before 2012. That said, Macs older than 2012 won’t be able to run on Catalina.
Which are MacOS Catalina Supported Laptops?
Apple unveiled its new beast MacOs Catalina or technically MacOS 10.15 this week at WWDC conference. This new Apple operating system is going to bring some fantastic new features and refinements. Catalina will ship internationally and for free when it is going to launch this fall. But can your device run on it?
Well, let’s find out. Here is a small list of all the Macs which are MacOS Catalina supported.:
- MacPro (2013 or newer)
- MacBook Air (2012 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (2012 or newer)
- iMac (2012 or newer)
- iMac Pro (from 2017)
- MacBook (2015 or newer)
- Mac mini (2012 or newer)
You would’ve been able to notice that the Mac Pro from 2010 to 2012 devices no longer will be compatible for the upcoming MacOS Catalina, for which the predecessor Mojave was compatible.
As Apple flaunts “The power of Mac. Taken further.” introducing Catalina, it is quite obvious that it’s not going to support all the hardware forever. The power of mac lies within its new processors and cutting edge technologies and the older machines with old processors definitely won’t be able to function well.
Catalina will be available as a free update on the Apple App Store later this year. You won’t be able to run your devices on Catalina if your devices are older. Nevertheless, there’s a hack to it. With the help of third-party utilities, it is possible to run MacOS 10.15 on your old devices unofficially.
But there’s a caveat here. The things might not go as you expected. And you cannot seek the help of customer support for this, because you’ve chosen the shady path. I personally wouldn’t install Catalina if my Mac doesn’t support it.
Keep updated and do not forget to partake Beta version of Catalina available from the next month if you’re one of the Mac lovers like I am. There’s much more to see what’s new in Catalina, but that’s another article for another time.
Till then, see if your Mac is going to be compatible with MacOS 10.15 or not. And if you have any doubts, please leave your comments in the comment section below.