Apple has just introduced a bunch of new hardware and software products at WWDC 2022 event. Upon all announcements, the iOS 16 and macOS Ventura are gaining attraction. If we talk about the macOS Ventura, the operating system is supposed to make things you do most on Mac even better.

At the WWDC 2022 event, Apple also showcased the upcoming macOS Ventura features, like an improved search option, new search design, live caption support across audio content, and more. While the features were great, the most important question is, which Mac computers will receive the macOS Ventura update?

Will Your Mac Get the macOS Ventura Update? List of Compatible Devices

Every new macOS release marks an end to older hardware. And this time, macOS Ventura has ruled out more than five years old Macs. This also means macOS Ventura will not be available to Macs launched before 2017.

macOS 13 Ventura: Compatible MAC devices

Well, Apple has already published a page where it has listed all devices that will support macOS Ventura. You can check that webpage to know all compatible Mac devices. If you cannot open the webpage, check out the list below.

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

Compatible MAC devices

So, these MAC devices will get the macOS Ventura Update when rolled out later this year.

List of Devices that won’t receive the macOS Ventura Update

The above list can be confusing since it doesn’t list all device names. If your device name falls on this list, it won’t get the macOS 13 Ventura update. Here’s a complete list of devices not eligible for the macOS Ventura update.

  • iMac 21.5-inch Late 2015
  • iMac Retina 4K 21.5-inch Late 2015
  • iMac Retina 5K 27-inch Late 2015
  • MacBook Air 11-inch Early 2015
  • MacBook Air 13-inch Early 2015
  • MacBook Air 13-inch 2017
  • MacBook Retina 12-inch Early 2016
  • MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch Early 2016
  • MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Mid 2015
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch 2016
  • MacBook Pro 15-inch 2016
  • Mac Pro Late 2013
  • Mac mini Late 2014
  • MacBook Retina 12-inch Early 2016

While macOS 13 is expected to roll out later this year; meanwhile you can download the new macOS Ventura wallpapers. The wallpapers were available in both light and dark versions.

So, this is a complete list of devices that will get the macOS 13 Ventura update once it’s rolled out. You may also like to check the compatible iPhones for the iOS 16 update. If you need more help regarding the device compatibility, let us know in the comments.


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