Like every year, Apple has unveiled the next iteration of its macOS desktop operating system at WWDC. Dubbed macOS Ventura, this year’s macOS update brings modest upgrades across the board. Cool features like Stage Manager, Spotlight Quick Actions, Passkeys, and Intuitive Collaboration make it a worthy upgrade. But before you get ready to install macOS Ventura, you would like to know if your Mac device is supported or not, right? Well, in that case, you are at the right place. We have compiled a list of all macOS 13 Ventura-supported devices.
macOS 13 Ventura Compatible Mac Devices (2022)
Though older Mac models like the 2014 MacBook Pro were expected to get removed, the 2015 and 2016 Pro models were widely believed to remain compatible this year. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Moreover, Apple has ended support for the 2017 MacBook Air with macOS Ventura. So, let’s not waste any more time and take a look at the Mac models that support macOS 13.
Will My Mac Device Get macOS 13 Ventura Update?
- MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021)
- MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
- MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
- MacBook Air (M1, 2021)
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019)
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)
- MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017)
- Mac Studio (2022)
- iMac (24-inch, M1, 2021)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019)
- iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
- iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017)
- iMac (21.5-inch, 2017)
- Mac Pro (2019 or later)
- Mac mini (M1, 2020)
- Mac mini (2018)
- iMac Pro (2017)
Should You Install macOS 13 Ventura Beta on Your Mac?
Now that’s a question many of you might have. While it’s great to be on the bleeding edge of technology and try the beta build to explore the all-new features in advance, you should always take a calculative jump.
Well, since you will be installing the first build of a new operating system, you should be prepared to deal with bugs and broken features. It is possible that your macOS 13 Ventura-supported devices might run into issues like bricking, unexpected battery drain, or become sluggish for day-to-day use (especially on older models).
Not to mention, there’s also a chance of data loss if you don’t follow the instructions correctly. Hence, we suggest you to fully back up your Mac beforehand. The backup gives you peace of mind if things go south during installation, and it allows you to downgrade to the previous version without any data loss.
Moreover, we always recommended installing beta software on a secondary device and not on the daily driver. So, if you have a spare Mac, install the macOS 13 beta on that. This way, you wouldn’t render your daily driver useless and can test out the new features to your heart’s content.
Time to Install macOS 13 Ventura Developer Beta
Now that all the confusion is sorted out, go ahead and install the macOS Ventura developer beta on your supported device. Beyond the new features that Apple showcased, there would be a number of notable hidden features in this build as well. We will test the latest iteration of macOS 13 this week and keep you in the loop about all the nifty new features. So, stay tuned for more coverage about macOS Ventura. Plus, if you are also eager to test out the iOS 16 developer beta, check whether you own a supported device or not.
according to Apple my Macbook Air 2017 is supported. I wish I had upgraded to Monterey while I had the chance. Now I have to worry that my Mac will be bricked. Still running Mojave.
For the people always asking if they should install it: NO!!! You shouldn’t even install it before two months after the release. MacOS and iOS are true examples of real bananaware.
They abandoned MBP 2015 and 2016 – why?