System requirements for supported Apple Operating Systems

Tags macOS

Overview

OIT's desktop support team offers full support for the four most recent versions of macOS. 

Full Support

macOS 10.15 Catalina

  • Compatible Macs
    • MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
    • MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
    • MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
    • Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
    • iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
    • iMac Pro (2017)
    • Mac Pro (Late 2013 or newer)
  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • 4GB of memory
  • 12.5GB of available storage (OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 or later)*
    • *Requires up to 18.5 GB of available storage to upgrade from earlier releases.

 

macOS 10.14 Mojave

  • Compatible Macs
    • MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
      MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
      MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
      Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
      iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
      iMac Pro (2017)
      Mac Pro (Late 2013; Mid 2010 and Mid 2012 models with recommended Metal-capable graphics cards)
  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • 2GB of memory
  • 12.5GB of available storage (OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 or later)*
    • *Requires up to 18.5 GB of available storage to upgrade from earlier releases.

 

macOS 10.13 High Sierra

  • Compatible Macs
    • MacBook (Late 2009 or newer)
      MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
      MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
      Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
      iMac (Late 2009 or newer)
      Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • 2GB of memory
  • 14.3GB of available storage to perform upgrade*
    • * Upon completion of the upgrade, macOS High Sierra requires approximately 1.5GB more storage.
       

MacOS 10.12 Sierra

  • Compatible Macs: MacBook (Late 2009 or newer), MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 or newer), MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer), Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer), iMac (Late 2009 or newer), Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • 2GB of memory
  • 8.8GB of available storage

Best Effort

Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

  • Compatible Macs:  iMac (Mid 2007 or newer), MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, Early 2009, or newer), MacBook Pro (Mid 2007 or newer), MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer), Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer), Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) Xserve (Early 2009)
  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard v10.6.8 already installed
  • At least 2GB of RAM
     
  • At least 8.8 GB of disk space available

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

  • Compatible Macs: iMac (Mid 2007 or newer),  MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, Early 2009 or newer), MacBook Pro (Mid 2007 or newer), MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer), Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer), Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer), Xserve (Early 2009)
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.8 or later already installed
  • At least 2GB of RAM
  • At least 8GB of disk space available

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

  • Compatible Macs: iMac (Mid-2007 or later), MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, 2008 or 13-inch, Early 2009 or later), MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), MacBook Pro (15-inch or 17-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later), MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later), Mac mini (Early 2009 or later), Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later), Xserve (Early 2009)
  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard v10.6.8  or later already installed
  • At least 2GB of RAM
  • At least 8GB of disk space available

Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

  • Compatible Macs: iMac (Mid 2007 or newer), MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, Early 2009 or newer), MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer), MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer), Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer), Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer), Xserve (Early 2009)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or OS X Lion installed
  • At least 2GB of RAM
  • At least 8GB of disk space available

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

  • Mac computer with an Intel Core Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later to install via the Mac App Store, an internal or external DVD drive, or install using an OSX Lion USB Thumb Drive
  • At least 2GB of RAM
  • At least 7GB of disk space available

Details

Article ID: 113602
Created
Tue 8/11/20 6:15 PM
Modified
Wed 8/12/20 8:16 AM
Environment
macOS