Apple first revealed macOS Catalina at its WWDC 2019 conference in San Jose, California earlier this year, during which the company showcased some of the exciting new features that macOS Catalina brings to the table, including its nifty capability to utilize an iPad as a secondary screen. So, after a wait that seemingly lasted forever, we can finally download the update. This is a huge update, too, as through a new feature called “Project Catalyst,” iOS 13 and iPadOS developers can easily port their work over to the macOS environment. This means if you update your Mac today – though, you may want to wait – you should have access to many more Mac apps.
There are some things going away though. For instance, iTunes, the media software that’s been around for almost two decades, has faded into that long night. In its place, however, we get a new Mac-flavored Apple Music app, along with Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. So, don’t fret, you can still listen to your music and watch the new season of The Good Place.
macOS Catalina compatibility
If you want to get your hands on the latest macOS update, you’re going to need to make sure your Mac actually supports it. Fortunately, if you already have macOS Mojave installed, you’ll likely be in the clear. Unless, of course, you circumvented Apple’s restrictions.
But, just to be on the safe side, we went ahead and listed every Mac with macOS 10.15 Catalina compatibility down below:
- 12-inch MacBook (2015 and later)
- MacBook Air (2012 and later)
- MacBook Pro (2012 and later)
- Mac mini (2012 and later)
- iMac (2012 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- Mac Pro (2013 and later)