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Find out if your Mac will run macOS Sierra

Just because your Mac runs OS X 10.11 El Capitan, there's no guarantee that you'll be able to run macOS Sierra when it's released this fall.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributing Writer

Curious to know if your current Mac will run macOS Sierra when it's released later this year?

See also: Will your iPhone or iPad run iOS 10?

Just because it can run Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan doesn't mean it can run Apple's latest operating system.

According to the information made available at the WWDC 2016 keynote, here is a list of the Macs that will be supported:

  • iMac: Late 2009 or newer
  • MacBook: Late 2009 or newer
  • MacBook Air: Late 2010 or newer
  • MacBook Pro: Mid 2010 or newer
  • Mac Mini: Mid 2010 or newer
  • Mac Pro: Mid 2010 or newer

El Capitan supported some Macs going as far back as mid 2007.

Support for all Xserve systems has also been dropped in macOS Sierra.

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