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Official List of Apple Macs that can run macOS Monterey

tonymacx86

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Motherboard
PRIME Z490-A
CPU
i5 10600K
Graphics
Vega 56
Mac
  1. MacBook Air
Classic Mac
  1. Apple
  2. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
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  • iMac Late 2015 and later
    • Model Identifier: iMac16,1
  • Mac Pro Late 2013 and later
    • Model Identifier: MacPro6,1
  • iMac Pro 2017 and later
    • Model Identifier: iMacPro1,1
  • Mac mini Late 2014 and later
    • Model Identifier: Macmini7,1
  • MacBook Air Early 2015 and later
    • Model Identifier: MacBookAir7,1
  • MacBook Early 2016 and later
    • Model Identifier: MacBook9,1
  • MacBook Pro Early 2015 and later
    • Model Identifier: MacBookPro12,1
 
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Joined
May 11, 2011
Messages
1,656
Motherboard
Gigabyte B550 Vision D
CPU
Ryzen 5900X
Graphics
RX 6800
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook
  3. MacBook Air
  4. MacBook Pro
  5. Mac mini
  6. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Power Mac
  2. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Big sigh of relief! My 17,1 late 2015 iMac hack made the cut.
At least its not as bad as my 2006 'white' Macbook2,1. That unit officially only received 3 generations of OS updates from 10.4 Tiger to 10.7 Lion. It was capable of more but they weren't having it.
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2013
Messages
148
Motherboard
GA-Z87X-UD5H
CPU
i7-4770K
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. MacBook Air
  2. MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Color Classic
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I just recently changed my system definition from iMac 14,2 to 15,1 on my Haswell build so that I could update to Big Sur. I wonder if it would run well on iMac 17,1 or if I'd need to stick with Big Sur.
 

trs96

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Jul 31, 2012
Messages
20,333
Motherboard
GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK
CPU
i5-4690K
Graphics
HD4600 / RX 570
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
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Apple dropped iMac14,2 support with the Big Sur announcement. Once again it makes no sense to drop support for the mid 2014 5K iMac15,1 and keep support for the ancient MP 6,1 and woefully underpowered 2014 Mac mini with a dual core laptop CPU. Why Apple ? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Inquiring minds want to know.
 

trs96

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Joined
Jul 31, 2012
Messages
20,333
Motherboard
GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK
CPU
i5-4690K
Graphics
HD4600 / RX 570
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
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