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What Macs can run macOS Monterey 12- Apple Minimum System Requirements, is yours good enough?

Find out if your Apple computer meets the minimum system requirements of the latest operating system, macOS Monterey 12.

Apple have announced their latest operating system in June 2021 and named it macOS Monterey, which will be version macOS 12 it is the successor to Big Sur. The name Monterey continues on with their California landmarks with the name after a City in the California Central Coast region.

A public beta version will be available for download in July 2021.

For this upgrade unfortunately a number of models from 2014 and 2015 are now incompatible.

You’ll still require a 64bit Intel processor or an Apple ARM based processor, 35.5GBs of free disk space – if upgrading, as appose to clean install min plus at least 4GB of RAM – 4GB+ preferred.

The Mac Models that will run macOS Big Sur

Which means most devices made prior to 2014 and a number of models in 2015 won’t be able to run it.

The ones that macOS Monterey won’t run…

– macOS Monterey won’t run on –

So the recent redundant models are:

How to find your Mac Model Number

>Apple Menu > About This Mac > More Info … > System Report … Model Identifier

Or for you terminal freaks…

system_profiler SPHardwareDataType
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