Is your Mac Compatible with macOS Monterey

Whenever Apple released an update for their operating system, you must check whether your Mac is compatible with the new update or not. So here is the list of Mac that is compatible with the macOS Monterey.

macOS Monterey compatible macs
The new macOS version called Monterey was revealed at the WWDC 2021. Some of the older Macs might not be compatible with this update when Apple makes it available for the public later this year.

macOS Monterey compatible Mac

According to Apple’s official website you can install Monterey on your Mac if you own one of them listed below:

  • iMac
    • Late 2015 and later models
  • iMac Pro
    • All iMac Pro models
  • MacBook
    • early 2016 and later models
  • MacBook Air
    • Early 2015 and later models
  • MacBook Pro
    • Early 2015 and later models
  • Mac mini
    • Late 2014 and later models
  • Mac Pro
    • Late 2013 and later models

As you can see Apple eliminate different Macs from the list of compatible with macOS Monterey. Even your Mac can run Big Sur, you might not able to install Monterey. let’s see till the final release of macOS Monterey later this year and then we will know why Apple is so strict even a Big Sur compatible Mac can’t run Monterey.


Apple might have a look and change the list of compatibility Mac with the macOS Monterey, we can’t say anything till Apple release the final version of macOS Monterey.

Even your Mac is compatible but you must know there are some features that are only available for the M1 Macs. This list of features that exclusively available for the M1 Macs.

  • FaceTime video, blurring of background in Portrait Mode.
  • Live Text, lookup for the information in the photos and make it available for you to select, copy and paste or even translate.
  • Maps, Interactive 3D globe for a detailed view of cities like New York, San Francisco, London, etc.
  • Object Capture, A new AR-focused feature that can create realistic 3D objects out of a set of images.
  • Siri, getting exclusive support for text-to-speech voices in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish.

If one of the above features is the reason you planning to update your macOS to Monterey then you must have M1 Mac.


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