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Here’s the full list of Macs with macOS Big Sur compatibility

Apple’s next major version of macOS is now available. Here’s a look at all the Macs with macOS Big Sur compatibility.

macOS Big Sur comes as a free software update and brings a major overhaul to the Mac software.

New features will include an all-new iOS inspired design, Control Center arriving for Mac, a revamped Safari with greater privacy controls, an all-new Messages, Apple’s new translation software that uses on-device processing, and much more.

Just keep in mind if you’re concerned about bugs and performance issues, you’ll want to hold off on updating to Big Sur right away and wait for the first bug fix update.

macOS Big Sur compatibility

Here’s the full list of Macs with macOS Big Sur compatibility:

  • 2015 and later MacBook
  • 2013 and later MacBook Air
  • 2013 and later MacBook Pro
  • 2014 and later Mac mini
  • 2014 and later iMac
  • 2017 and later iMac Pro
  • 2013 and later Mac Pro

Hardware jumps a year to two years ahead for macOS Big Sur compatibility (depending on the Mac) compared to macOS Catalina.

Here’s how Apple describes the update:

macOS Big Sur elevates the most advanced desktop operating system in the world to a new level of power and beauty. Experience Mac to the fullest with a refined new design. Enjoy the biggest Safari update ever. Discover new features for Maps and Messages. And get even more transparency around your privacy.

Check out everything new in macOS Big Sur in our deep dive video below:

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