The arrival of Sierra Macs will mean the end of upgrades for some older Macs. Since Mountain Lion all Macs have been able to be upgraded year by year, until now. Sierra will not be compatible with all the Macs that currently work with The Captain, some are left out and in this article we will know which are the Macs compatible with Sierra macOS .
At the moment it is not too clear why Sierra is not compatible with all Macs that are currently compatible with El Capitan, although it is very possible that the “guilty” is the arrival of Siri to the company’s computers.
However, Apple has been quite cautious and in the list of Macs compatible with Sierra MacOS we find computers up to 7 years old . Quite old computers that will still be able to work with the new version of the operating system, although they will not be able to run all the features as they did now.
The list of Macs that can be upgraded to MacOS Sierra is as follows:
- MacBook (late 2009 and later).
- iMac (late 2009 and later).
- MacBook Air (2010 and later).
- MacBook Pro (2010 and later).
- Mac Mini (2010 and later).
- Mac Pro (2010 and later).
As we can see, the list is quite generous and there are probably not too many computers still in operation that will not be able to update the operating system.
Still, as we said, not all features of Sierra will be compatible with all computers . As is currently the case with El Capitan and previous versions, features such as AirDrop or Continuity are not available on all computers. Therefore we assume that the same will happen with some of the new features of Sierra, although for the moment we do not know which will be available and which will not.
Do you have an older Mac than the ones listed here? If so you can not upgrade to MacOS Sierra and El Capitan will be the last version that can run your computer. It’s a pity, but the software advances and needs a hardware more and more powerful and with new technologies that allows the operating system to do everything it is designed for.