macOS Sierra

Apple's newest Mac operating system comes out this fall. Find out if your Mac is compatible.

Apple is giving its Mac operating system a major boost later this year. New features will include Siri support, Apple Pay on the web, Auto Unlock for Apple Watch, and more. Because some of the new features require specific hardware specifications, not every Mac will support Sierra. Here's a list of which Mac devices will.

Will macOS Sierra work on my Mac?

The following devices support macOS Sierra:

  • iMac (Late 2009 and newer)
  • MacBook Air (2010 and newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2009 and newer)
  • Mac mini (2010 and newer)
  • MacBook Pro (2010 and newer)
  • Mac Pro (2010 and newer)

Will there be macOS 12 features that won't work on my older but still compatible Mac?

Similar to the previous release of OS X El Capitan, if your Mac was built prior to 2012, you won't be able to take advantage of the Metal Graphics framework and many of the Continuity features, but the rest of macOS Sierra should be just fine.

When can I get it?

The macOS Sierra public release is available September 20.