MacOS Sonoma Compatible Mac List – Will My Mac Run MacOS Sonoma?
MacOS Sonoma is the upcoming new Mac operating system that features a return of desktop widgets, new screen savers, new video conferencing features for FaceTime, Safari Profiles support, privacy locked Private Browsing mode in Safari, new Messages capabilities, autofill support for PDFs, improved autocorrect with text completion prediction, Game Mode, and much more.
If you’re excited about MacOS Sonoma 14, you may be wondering if you can run the new operating system on your Mac, and if your Mac is compatible with MacOS Sonoma. Let’s check out the official list of supported Macs for MacOS Sonoma, so you can determine if your computer will run the new operating system.
List of Macs Supporting MacOS Sonoma
The list of Macs that are compatible with and support MacOS Sonoma are as follows:
- MacBook Pro 2018 and later
- MacBook Air 2018 and later
- Mac Mini 2018 and later
- Mac Studio 2022 and later
- iMac 2019 and later
- iMac Pro 2017
- Mac Pro 2019 and later
This list is borrowed directly from Apple, who decides which Macs will support the Sonoma operating system.
As you can see, Apple dropped basically anything from 2017 or before except for the iMac Pro. To simplify things, you can think of it this way; if your Mac has been released from 2018 or later, it will run MacOS Sonoma, as well as the 2017 iMac Pro.
The system requirements for MacOS are the base models for those compatible devices (typically a minimum of 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD), but for the best performance, you’d want to have the most RAM, storage, and capable CPU as possible.
How do I know if my particular Mac will run MacOS Sonoma?
The easiest way to determine if your particular Mac will be able to run MacOS Sonoma 14 is to get the Mac model from Apple menu > About This Mac. Here, you’ll find the model name and model year of your Mac, which you can compare to the list of MacOS Sonoma compatible Macs on this page.
The MacOS Sonoma release date is set for this fall.