macOS Monterey Compatible Devices: Is Your Mac Supported?

macOS Monterey compatible Macs

macOS Monterey compatible Macs

Unlike iOS 15 that supports all iPhones able to run iOS 14, macOS 12 can run on less Macs than Big Sur. The macOS Monterey compatible devices are ranging from late 2013 models to the 2021 releases.
Apple has managed not to drop iPhone and iPad models for its 2021 software updates. However, macOS 12 Monterey will stop supporting MacBook Air and iMac models from 2013 and 2014!

macOS Monterey Compatibility List

Here are all devices that are able to run macOS 12:
macos Monterey compatible devices

  • MacBook Air‌ – Early 2015 and later‌
  • MacBook – Early 2016 and later‌
  • MacBook Pro – Early 2015 and later‌
  • Mac Pro – Late 2013 and later‌
  • Mac mini – Late 2014 and later‌
  • MacBook – Early 2016 and later‌
  • iMac‌ – Late 2015 and later‌
  • ‌iMac‌ Pro – 2017 and later‌

How To Install macOS Monterey

If your computer is is included in the above list you can update to macOS Monterey Beta right away. Apple has released the macOS 12 Developer Beta, right after WWDC21.
You can enroll to the Apple Developer Program by signing in with your Apple ID and purchasing a $99 annual membership.
Tutorial: We’ve already published a detailed step-by-step tutorial about how to update to macOS Monterey Developer Beta!

macOS Monterey Supported Devices Controversy?
Surprisingly for some, the 2013 and 2014 MacBook Pros aren’t supported by macOS 12, while the 2014 Mac Mini is although in terms of hardware they’re at least on the same level when it comes to the 13-inch model and even superior if we analyze the specs of the 15-inch models. Do you think that this is a financially influenced decision to force old MacBook Pro users to update their hardware?

Is your Mac supported by macOS Monterey? Use the comments section and let us know what you think about this.

Related: If you’re not willing to test out macOS 12, you can still get into the groove by downloading the macOS Monterey wallpaper!