Is my Mac compatible with macOS Monterey?

macOS Monterey
macOS Monterey (Image credit: Apple)

At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple revealed the next-generation version of macOS. Called Monterey, the update will be available to the public later this year. Is your Mac going to be compatible once the update is pushed out? Let's take a look.

Compatibility changes

Between macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey, Apple has dropped support for a handful of Macs. Let's take a look:

macOS Big Sur

The following Mac version work with the current version of macOS:

  • iMac (2014 and later)
  • iMac Pro (all models)
  • MacBook (2015 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2013 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (Late 2013 and later)
  • Mac mini (2014 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2013 and later)

macOS Monterey

According to Apple's macOS Monterey's preview page, support the upcoming version of macOS is limited to the following Macs:

  • iMac (Late 2015 and later)
  • iMac Pro (all models)
  • MacBook (Early 2016 and later)
  • MacBook Air (Early 2015 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (Early 2015 and later)
  • Mac mini (Late 2014 and later)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013 and later)

As you can see, Apple removed different Macs from the support list. We'll update this post in the event Apple changes its mind on compatibility before macOS Monterey arrives later this year.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.