Meet the Macs that will not support macOS 14

A few days after the WWDC, there are more and more rumors about the news of the new operating systems and, unfortunately, that computers do not receive support from this due to their hardware characteristics that prevent them from having a correct performance. Therefore, What computers will not receive macOS 14? In this article we are going to see it.

compatible equipment

To find out which Mac computers are not going to have support for macOS 14, we have to start from the base of the latest devices that if they have received macOS 13 Ventura. The supported devices are as follows:

  • iMac from 2017 or later.
  • Mac Pro from 2019 or later.
  • iMac Pro from 2017 or later.
  • Mac Studio from 2022.
  • Mac mini from 2018 or later.
  • MacBook from 2017 or later.
  • MacBook Air from 2018 or later.
  • MacBook Pro from 2017 or later.

As you already know, there are different ranges of Mac, from desktop to laptop from different segments, so it is much more difficult to determine if a device is compatible or not, however, if we have some certainties.

Latest from Intel and Silicon

Intel’s last Macs were the 16-inch MacBook Pro and 2020 iMac, which are two devices that are 4 and 3 years old progressively. Despite the fact that they have been on the market for several years, Apple is a company that gives a lot of support to its devices, so the latest Intel equipment has a couple of more updates.

In the same way we come across Silicon processors, Apple’s new technology for its Macs and MacBooks that has brought about a true revolution in the industry. Its first generation, the M1 chip, is only two years old since its launch, so it is very likely that the device will continue to receive updates until 2026 or 2027 depending on how Apple’s development progresses.

Mac mini 2020 M1 Apple

Which ones will be left out?

Disregarding the latest models from Intel and Silicon, the options we are left with are the devices that fall between 2017 and 2019. Regarding the older models, probably the MacBook Pro and MacBook 2017 do not receive updates to macOS 14, because it is the oldest device on the market that receives support from macOS Ventura and has 5 years of updates, the period that Apple grants updates to most of its units.

macbook air

Another device that Apple can leave out is the iMac Pro of that year, since the 2020 iMac included a hardware configuration very advanced and sometimes offered similar performance to the aforementioned iMac Pro, so Apple may no longer support it due to age.

The last question that remains is the 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini, although, they would have an update cycle that is too small, 4 years. In addition, this generation presented the new design of the MacBook Air, so it is a device that can still provide a good response to most users, including their update to macOS 14.


By way of conclusion, this list responds to movements that Apple has been making with its Macs in recent years, so it does not mean that if your device is part of it or not, it will receive support or not. He 5th JuneApple presents macOS 14 and we all know for sure which device is left unsupported.