Apple Mac, iMac, and MacBook: These models are compatible with macOS Mojave

The future models of Apple computers such as Mac, iMac and MacBook (Air / Pro) will come with the macOS Mojave, which will be released in autumn. But which desktop computers, notebooks and workstations from Cupertino that are already on the market are ready for an upgrade? Which Apple Mac models are compatible with macOS 10.14 Mojave? If you want to know whether you can use dark mode, desktop stacks and new Apple apps with your device, then you've come to the right place. Below is a list of Mojave-compatible Macs.

Which iMac, MacBook, and Mac models are compatible with Apple macOS 10.14 Mojave? Here I have compiled the years and model numbers for you.
Which iMac, MacBook, and Mac models are compatible with Apple macOS 10.14 Mojave? Here I have compiled the years and model numbers for you.

Mac, iMac, and MacBook models compatible with macOS Mojave

Which Macs run macOS 10.14 Mojave? Which MacBook Air and which MacBook Pro are compatible with it? And can I upgrade my iMac to macOS Mojave? If you are plagued by these questions, please take a look at the following overview. The Mac, iMac and MacBook models mentioned in the list are compatible with an update to Mojave, according to numerous sources that have dealt with the current macOS beta:

  • iMac - Late 2012 and later
  • iMac Pro - 2017 and later
  • Mac Pro - Late 2013 or later
  • Mac Pro – 2010 and 2012 models with Metal compatible GPU
  • Mac Mini - Late 2012 or later
  • MacBook Pro - Mid 2012 and newer
  • MacBook Air - Mid 2012 and newer
  • MacBook - Early 2015 and newer
  • “Or later” or “and newer” refers to models from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and / or 2018, depending on the device

Innovations in the system: About Apple macOS 10.14 Mojave (WWDC18)

This is how you can find out what year your Mac is from

How old is my mac Which MacBook do I have? Where can I see which operating system and which hardware I am using? You may be asking yourself these questions right now. Well, the answers are very obvious, namely in the menu bar of your Macs, iMacs and MacBooks. This is how you can find the information about the model, system and components of the computer:

  1. Open the  on the apple symbol in the top left Apple menu
  2. Click on the first point About this Mac
  3. Im Overview-Tab of the window that opens you can see which Mac you have
This is how you can find out your Apple Mac model or the iMac or MacBook version.
This is how you can find out your Apple Mac model or the iMac or MacBook version.

Identify Apple Computer by model number

You can also use the model number to identify your Apple Mac or use the model number of the mobile computer to identify the Apple MacBook Pro / Air. You can find the model number on a MacBook, for example, on the bottom of the device. You can either find it in an overview on the Apple Support page or with the Mactracker app check and see when the corresponding MacBook is from or whether you can install macOS 10.14 Mojave. You can also find the model number on the case of the Apple Mac or Apple iMac. Incidentally, these model numbers are compatible with macOS Mojave:

  • iMac: A1418, A1419 
  • iMac Pro: A1862
  • Mac Pro: A1481
  • Mac Mini: A1347
  • MacBook Pro: A1278, A1286, A1398, A1425, A1502, A1706, A1707, A1708
  • Macbook Air: A1465, A1466
  • MacBook: A1534
  • Without guarantee, source: Mactracker

Apple macOS 10.14 Mojave - Official information as of autumn 2018

In addition to current reports from the media, beta versions that can be read, and some press releases from Apple that do not say too much, there are no other sources. As of the official release of Apple macOS 10.14 Mojave, which we are sure to on the this year's September keynote there will definitely be an official support document with a list of compatible Mac models. Until then you can still continue macOS High Sierra (compatible devices here) enjoy and you guys with this press release inform about the news from Mojave;)

Install macOS Mojave on old Macs

Since some readers have written to me that their Macs, although they are officially still in the list of compatible Mac models, still do not offer an update to Mojave, I would like to briefly mention this app tip: With a special tool called "macOS Mojave Patcher Tool for Unsupported Macs” you can also install the new operating system on Macs that are not normally supported by Mojave. Since Mojave is a performance and stability update, I don't expect it to slow down Macs currently running High Sierra. On the contrary: They should actually run faster and more stable than under macOS 10.13. But that's my guess - be sure to make a bootable backup before updating so you don't get caught cold!

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    1. Hello Sven! That's fine. I think you need to boot from the recovery partition (hold cmd+R on reboot). Then you can choose "Restore all content from a Time Machine backup" in Time Machine. You can find more information about this here on the Apple support page. Since your internal hard drive will be completely erased and you will only have the data in the Time Machine backup at times, I would strongly suggest doing a Create a bootable backup of your current system disk with Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper. If anything else happens when restoring the data from TM, you will be left without anything. If the worst-case scenario were ...

  1. Gunter Krawutschke

    Good day. Updated Mojave to High Sierra without any problems, including 10.14.1.
    Since then, the start has lasted three minutes (30 seconds before that)
    Technical data: iMac (27 ″ end of 2013) 32 GB RAM, 1GB external ssd (Crucial MX500, SATA 2,5 ″ via usb3.
    Don't find a solution.
    Question: Wait and see if Apple solves the problem at some point (I'm not the only one) or back to High Sierra. Everything went smoothly.
    I would be grateful for a solution.
    Kind regards

    1. Hello Günter! I looked a little bit about the problem. For some people, booting went smoothly again when all external devices were unplugged. That way the matter can be narrowed down a bit better. Otherwise it was recommended times to do an NVRAM, PRAM and SMC reset. Maybe you can get on with it?

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