Apple will launch macOS High Sierra, versioned as MacOS 10.13, later in the year. With a variety of new features and enhancements to the Mac operating system on the way, you’re likely wondering if your Mac or perhaps other Mac models will be supported by the latest operating system.
The good news is that macOS High Sierra is a widely compatible system software update for Mac.
In fact, if a Mac can run MacOS Sierra, then the same Mac can also run MacOS High Sierra. This includes just about any hardware released from 2010 onward, and a few models from the year prior as well. The High Sierra compatible Macs list below is courtesy of Apple via the WWDC High Sierra unveiling presentation.
List of MacOS High Sierra 10.13 Compatible Macs
All new model Macs will be compatible with MacOS 10.13. The supported hardware list below shows the minimum system requirement Mac models capable of running macOS 10.13:
- MacBook Pro – 2010 or later models
- MacBook – Late 2009 or later models
- MacBook Air – 2010 or later models
- iMac – Late 2009 or later models
- Mac Mini – 2010 or later models
- Mac Pro – 2010 or later models
As always, the newer the Mac and the more powerful the hardware, the better the performance will be.
How Do I Know If My Mac Will Run macOS High Sierra? How to Tell What Model Your Mac Is?
The simplest way to determine what model your Mac is can be accomplished via the Apple menu , then choose “About This Mac”, the Overview section will display what model year the Mac is.
Simply compare that model year to the compatible Macs list that can run macOS High Sierra.
This is the same list which is able to run the last prior major Mac OS system software release as well. The system requirements are the same, and given that High Sierra looks to be a software update that adds and refines the prior system software release, it makes sense that they would be compatible with the same hardware.
For iPhone and iPad users interested in coming major software releases, check out the iOS 11 compatible devices list here.