MacOS hardware requirements vs. version

Older MacOS hardware is often of relevance for development or maintenance purposes. Like Windows, MacOS requirements increase over time. If the Apple computer is too old for a currently supported MacOS version, consider installing Linux, which normally works very well on Apple computer hardware. Apple maintains a list of no longer supported Apple hardware.

MacOS hardware requirement vs version

MacOS requirements by version.

Plotted data source is Wikipedia and Apple.