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Which Mac models are needed to run macOS Sequoia

The new macOS 15 is expected to support all of the same Macs as macOS Sonoma

Here's what Macs will run the new macOS 15, which is to be unveiled at WWDC 2024.

Every year, Apple announces new features for the Mac and often they are ones that push the hardware to its limits. That typically means that there will be some older Macs that can't run the new macOS — or at least will not get all of the new features.

This year a leaker known to AppleInsider to be usually accurate, has said that all currently-supported Macs will be able to run macOS 15. If a Mac is able to run the current macOS Sonoma, then it will run the new version too.

That includes Intel Macs, or at least all of those with a T2 security processor, even though Apple has been moving away from Intel since its launch of Apple Silicon in 2020. The last remaining Intel Mac on sale was the Mac Pro, which was replaced by an Apple Silicon model in 2023.

At some point, even that Intel Mac Pro will no longer be able to run the latest macOS. But for now, it appears that Apple will continue to support Intel-based Macs for at least another year.

What Macs will support macOS 15

  • iMac — 2019 and later
  • iMac Pro
  • MacBook Air — 2020 and later
  • MacBook Pro — 2017 and later
  • Mac Pro — 2019 and later
  • Mac Studio — 2022 and later
  • Mac mini — 2018 and later

In 2023 with macOS Sonoma, for instance, there were five key features that did not come to Intel Macs. Those included the ability to say "Siri" instead of "Hey, Siri," and effects such as the Presenter Overlay that can now be used in video calls.

Apple Intelligence requires an Apple Silicon Mac.

AppleInsider will be covering all of the major announcements and events of WWDC 2024.