Is my Mac compatible with macOS 13 Ventura?
At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple revealed the next-generation version of macOS. Called macOS 13 Ventura, 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.
Between macOS Monterey and macOS Ventura, Apple has dropped support for a handful of Macs. Let's take a look:
The following best Macs work with the current version of macOS:
- 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)
According to Apple, macOS Ventura will be limited to the following Macs:
- iMac (2017 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017 and later)
- MacBook (2017 and later)
- MacBook Air (2018 and later)
- MacBook Pro (2017 and later)
- Mac mini (2018 and later)
- Mac Pro (2019 and later)
- Mac Studio (2022)
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 Ventura arrives later this year.
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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.
2014 macMini should have another year of eligibility: it has only been 4 years since they stopped selling it. The modern M1 MacMinis don't have enough ports, and I'm told performance is poor, especially given the limited amount of RAM allowed on the machine.