Apple saved to previous follow yesterday when it mentioned just about all Macs in a position to run the present model of macOS will probably be supported by the upcoming improve, dubbed “Catalina,” when it ships this fall.
On Monday, the Cupertino, Calif.. firm unveiled mac OS 10.15, or Catalina, at its annual Worldwide Builders Convention (WWDC). The free improve, prone to be launched in September, features a host of safety enhancements, a number of revamped first-party apps, help for iPad apps and extra.
Apple has relied on an odd-even cycle for its macOS upgrades’ system necessities. The cadence has alternately retained the prior yr’s fashions on the brand new model’s help record (odd-numbered years, like this one, with odd-numbered editions, as in 10.15) and dropped fashions from the record (even-numbered years, even-numbered editions).
In 2016, as an example, macOS Sierra (10.12) struck 2007’s, 2008’s and a few of 2009’s Macs from help. In the meantime, in 2017, Excessive Sierra (10.13) stayed with the identical fashions as Sierra. Then in 2018, macOS Mojave dropped a slew of Macs — all these launched in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
So it was no shock that macOS Catalina (10.15) retained most Macs that had been in a position to run final yr’s Mojave.
In line with Apple, these are the Macs that can run Catalina:
- MacBook 2015 and later
- MacBook Air 2012 and later
- MacBook Professional 2012 and later
- iMac 2012 and later
- iMac Professional 2017 and later
- Mac Mini 2012 and later
- Mac Professional 2013 and later
The one Macs in a position to run Mojave that had been absent from Catalina’s record had been the mid-2010 and mid-2012 Mac Professional machines. The now-abandoned Mac Professionals will probably be supported with security-only updates to Mojave by way of the summer time of 2021, nevertheless.
Though registered builders got entry to Catalina preview code Monday, the general public beta gained’t debut till subsequent month, Apple mentioned.
macOS Catalina will probably be obtainable from the Mac App Retailer when it debuts.