Is my Mac compatible with macOS 14 Sonoma?

Within the WWDC23 keynote Apple introduced various new operating systems on Monday, including macOS 14 Sonoma. Named after California's Sonoma Valley, the computer operating system will be rolled out in the fall of 2023, raising the question: Is my Mac compatible with macOS 14 Sonoma? - Get the answer and a list of iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, Mac Studio and Mac Pro models compatible with macOS 14 here. You can also find more information about Monday's Apple releases below.

Is my Mac compatible with macOS 14 Sonoma? Here you will find an answer to this question as well as the list of iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, Mac Studio and Mac Pro models that can be used with Sonoma.
Is my Mac compatible with macOS 14 Sonoma? Here you will find an answer to this question as well as the list of iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, Mac Studio and Mac Pro models that can be used with Sonoma.

These Mac models are compatible with macOS Sonoma

Here is the list of Mac models compatible with macOS 14. Compared with the Apple computers, compatible with macOS 13 Ventura, there are a few small changes. While the 2022 system can be used on the Apple iMac from 2017, the upcoming system requires at least a 2019 iMac. The MacBook Pro is also missing a year. Here is the whole macOS 14 compatibility list:

  • Apple iMac from 2019 or newer
  • Apple iMac Pro from 2017 or newer
  • Apple MacBook Air from 2018 or newer
  • Apple MacBook Pro from 2018 or newer
  • Apple Mac mini from 2018 or newer
  • Apple Mac Studio from 2022 or newer
  • Apple Mac Pro from 2019 or newer

The new Apple computers unveiled on Monday are coming along next week macOS 13 Adventure on the market. But of course they will also get the upgrade to macOS 2023 Sonoma in autumn 14. The three new Macs presented at the WWDC23 keynote are those 15 inch MacBook Air, Mac Studio with M2 Max or M2 Ultra and the Mac Pro with M2 Ultra. The latter closes the transition from Intel processors to Apple silicon away. Accordingly, the upcoming operating systems will be even more tuned to this ARM system.

When will the upgrade to macOS 14 appear?

According to Apple, the new version of macOS will be officially rolled out in autumn 2023. In advance there is of course Beta versions for developers and other interested parties. But the finished macOS Sonoma for the general public there is only after one of the autumn keynotes, possibly as early as September. However, it is also possible that the upgrade to macOS 14 can only be loaded in October or November. In any case, you have to be patient for at least another quarter of a year. Here at Sir Apfelot we will of course keep you informed of developments.

Learn more about macOS 14, iPadOS 17, iOS 17, watchOS 10 and more

If you want to know what's in detail in the new system and what innovations are coming to the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch or what's up with the apple vision pro then take a look here: WWDC23 Keynote Summary - Operating Systems, Macs and MR Headset. 

In this round-up of Apple's events on Monday, you'll find details of the new features and improvements in macOS 14, iPadOS 17, iOS 17 and watchOS 10 as well as the most important technical data of the new devices. There are also a few updates for the AirPods, the HomePod (mini) and tvOS on the Apple TV. So if you want all the news from Monday evening's event, click here.

Official information about macOS 14 Sonoma from Apple

The source for the list of Mac models compatible with macOS 14 Sonoma is by the way this preview page. This landing page is provided by Apple.com to provide a preview of the new system. You get screenshots, details about new functions, videos and animations, the compatibility list shown above, information about compatible devices such as iPhone and game controllers, apps from macOS and links to other preview pages and the beta program. So if you want to take a look at macOS Sonoma before the official release, you can use the public beta. I'm waiting for the fall and the official upgrade.

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