Can My Mac Run Mojave? Check for these Requirements

Is my Mac compatible with the new macOS Mojave (10.14)? What are the hardware requirements for upgrading to Mojave? How much available disk space does the upgrade need on my Mac? If you have that sort of questions, find answer in this post.

Brief Introduction

As the fifteenth major release of macOS, Mojave (10.14) was announced at Apple’s WWDC on June 4, 2018, and was released to the public on September 24, 2018.

MacOS Mojave is the last version of macOS that supports 32-bit software.

New Features & Changes

MacOS Mojave brings many new features and significant improvements. The Apple News, Voice Memos and Home, which are originally iOS apps, are introduced to the desktop operating system, New features includes the Dark Mode, Stacks, Sreenshot utility, and so on. The built-in apps, like Safari, Photos and App Store, are also been redesigned to have some new features, enhanced features and different interface style.

If you want to know more, go to Apple’s website to view all the Mojave features.

Hardware Requirements

According to Apple’s page, macOS Mojave can run on the following Mac computers:

  • MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
  • iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013; Mid 2010 and Mid 2012 models with Metal-capable graphics cards)

MacOS Mojave relies on the Metal API, which requires Intel HD and Iris Graphics 4000 series or newer, AMD GCN-based GPUs, or Nvidia Kepler-based GPUs or newer. And that’s why macOS Mojave cannot support for many older Mac models.

Softwre Requirements

To upgrade to the latest Mojave, your Mac needs at least 2 GB of RAM.

The upgrade from OS X El Capitan, macOS Sierra, or macOS High Sierra requires at least 12.5 GB of available disk space, and the upgrade from OS X Yosemite and earlier releases requires at least 18.5 GB of available disk space.

After checking these hardware and software requirements, you should have known if your Mac is compatible with macOS Mojave. The update is free and only available from the App Store. Finally, we would like to remind you that, don’t forget to review if your existing apps are compatible with the Mojave. If you heavily rely on some productivity apps but they could not run on the Mojave, consider the upgrade again.


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