Will your Mac run macOS High Sierra?

Find out if there's life in your old Mac, or whether it's time to unlimber your wallet and give Apple some more of your hard-earned cash.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

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Apple officially unveiled macOS High Sierra, the next major version of its operating system for Mac, at the WWDC 2017 keynote yesterday. A question on a lot of people's mind is, "Can my Mac run macOS High Sierra?"

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Well, I have good news for you. macOS High Sierra is compatible with any Mac that's capable of running macOS Sierra, as Apple hasn't changed the system requirements this year.

Here is the official list of supported hardware:

  • MacBook - Late 2009 or later
  • iMac / iMac Pro - Late 2009 or later
  • MacBook Air - 2010 or later
  • MacBook Pro - 2010 or later
  • Mac mini - 2010 or later
  • Mac Pro - 2010 or later

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As usual though, not all features will be available on older hardware. For example, 4K HEVC content requires a Mac with a sixth‑generation Intel Core processor or newer.

A beta of macOS High Sierra has already been released to developers, and a public beta will be available in late June (sign up here), with the finished macOS High Sierra is scheduled for release in the fall.

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