Like every year, Apple unveiled the next iteration of its macOS desktop operating system at WWDC. Double 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 worthwhile upgrade. But before you get ready to install macOS Ventura, you would like to know whether your Mac device is supported or not, right? Well, then you’ve come to the right place. We have compiled a list of all macOS 13 Ventura supported devices.
macOS 13 Ventura (2022) compatible Mac devices
Although older Mac models like the 2014 MacBook Pro were to be phased out, the 2015 and 2016 Pro models were widely expected to remain compatible this year. Unfortunately, it is not the case. Additionally, Apple has ended support for the 2017 MacBook Air with macOS Ventura. So, let’s waste no more time and take a look at the Mac models that support macOS 13.
Will my Mac device get the 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)
- 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 mini (M1, 2020)
- Mac mini (2018)
Should you install macOS 13 Ventura Beta on your Mac?
This is a question that many of you might ask yourself. While it’s great to be on the cutting edge and try out the beta to explore brand new features ahead of time, you should always take a computing leap.
Well, since you are going to be installing the first version of a new operating system, you should be prepared for bugs and broken features. Your macOS 13 Ventura supported devices may experience issues such as freezing, unexpected battery drain, or becoming slow for daily use (especially on older models).
Not to mention that there is also a risk of data loss if you do not follow the instructions correctly. Therefore, we suggest you fully back up your Mac beforehand. Backup gives you peace of mind if things go wrong during installation and allows you to roll back to the previous version without any data loss.
Also, we have always recommended installing beta software on a secondary device and not the daily driver. So if you have a spare Mac, install macOS 13 beta on it. This way you wouldn’t make your daily driver useless and can test new features at your leisure.
It’s time to install macOS 13 Ventura Developer Beta
Now that all the confusion is cleared up, go ahead and install the macOS Ventura developer beta on your supported device. Beyond the new features introduced by Apple, there would also be a number of notable hidden features in this release. We’ll be testing the latest iteration of macOS 13 this week and keeping you posted on all the nifty new features. So, stay tuned for more macOS Ventura news. Also, if you also want to test the iOS 16 developer beta, check whether or not you have a supported device.