Apple has released a beta version of the new MacOS High Sierra operating system, which will be called macOS 10.13. With the name High Sierra, Apple continues with its references to places in California and should be publicly available between September and November 2017. In this guide we will see what the minimum requirements to install macOS High Sierra and which Macs are compatible.
If you haven't done so already, you can already install the beta version ofmacOS High Sierraon your compatible Mac without a developer account. Read the following guide to see how:
LINK |How to download macOS High Sierra without a developer account
Fortunately, the new macOS High Sierra version 10.13 will work on the same machines as its macOS predecessor Sierra 10.12. Apple had already dropped support for previous models at the end of 2009 for MacBooks and iMacs and for all pre-2010 devices for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and Mac Pro.
What are the minimum requirements to install macOS High Sierra
You'll still need a 64-bit Intel-based Mac, 8GB of free disk space and if you need to upgrade the old version, at least another 2GB of RAM.
Which Macs are compatible:
- IMac – all models from the end of 2009, iMac 10.1 – 17.1
- MacBook and MacBook Retina – all models of late 2009, MacBook 6.1 – 9.1
- MacBook Pro – all models from 2010, MacBook Pro 7.1 – 11.5
- MacBookAir – all models from 2010, MacBook Air 3.1 – 7.2
- Mac Mini – all models from 2010, Mac Mini 4.1 – 7.1
- Mac Pro – all models from 2010, Mac Pro 5.1 – 6.1
This means that on most devices produced before 2008 you will not be able to run this new version.
The models on which MacOS High Sierra will not work:
- iMac 4.1 9.1
- MacBook 1.1 5.1
- MacBook Pro 1.1 5.2
- MacBookAir 1.1 2.1
- Mac Mini 1.1 3.1
- Mac Pro 1.1 4.1
- Xserve1,1 3.1
How to find the model of your Mac
From the main menu, click on the apple symbol and go up Information on this Mac
- Click on System report and on the right read at Model identification
Or, to get the same information, open the Terminal and write:
HEVC | H.265 | MPEG-H Part 2 Decoding
The new operating system supports high-efficiency video encoding (HEVC), but only machines with the Intel Kaby Lake system make the most of it, and they are:
- IMac: end 2015 27 ″ or more recent, half 2017 21.5 ″ or more recent.
- MacBook Pro: late 2016 or newer.
- MacBook Retina: at the beginning of 2016 or more recently.
You might also be interested in how to install the new macOS High Sierra version on a PC, in this case read the following guide:
LINK | How to install MacOS High Sierra on a PC with VMware