Seven year old Macs probably won’t work with macOS 10.14, codename Mojave.
While High Sierra supported most Macs made in 2010, Mojave is requires hardware from 2012, with a few exceptions. Here’s the full list of supported devices, in bold, followed by context:
- MacBook Early 2015 or newer. High Sierra supported MacBooks from 2009.
- MacBook Air, Mid 2012 or newer. High Sierra supported MacBook Airs from from 2010 on.
- MacBook Pro, Mid 2012 or newer. High Sierra supported MacBook Pros from 2010 on.
- Mac mini, Late 2012 or newer. High Sierra supported Mac Minis from 2010 on.
- iMac, Late 2012 or newer. High Sierra supported iMacs from 2009 on.
- iMac Pro (2017). Umm yeah this brand new, extremely expensive model had better be supported.
- Mac Pro, Late 2013, plus mid 2010 and mid 2012 models with recommended Metal-capable GPU. Confusing, right? High Sierra supported all Mac Pros from 2010 on.
I personally own a 2011 MacBook Pro that still works great, so this is disappointing but ultimately understandable. Guess I’ll have to sell it before the price drops this fall.
Here’s how to see which macOS versions still get security updates, for future reference. Our thanks to Juli Clover at Mac Rumors for spotting the list of supported devices yesterday.