Today at the Worldwide Developer Conference 2016, Apple unveiled a new name for its desktop OS, ditching the 15-year old moniker OS X for "macOS," to be able to achieve unity between all of its platforms namely iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Moreover, as part of this change, the Cupertino technology giant has also unveiled a new version for macOS, which is called "Sierra."
While this might mean a new software update for many Macs out there, not everyone can join in the fun. Apple has counted out older Macs which date from 2007-2009 from being compatible with the aforementioned OS. More specifically, macOS calls for the following requirements to be able to successfully install:
- MacBook (late 2009 and later)
- iMac (late 2009 and later)
- MacBook Air (2010 and later)
- MacBook Pro (2010 and later)
- Mac Mini (2010 and later)
- Mac Pro (2010 and later)
These computers lack the ability to support newer features that have been introduced since Yosemite and El Capitan like AirDrop, Continuity, and the Metal graphics API. These computers will not be getting any more updates, and will have to do with the current OS version it has installed.
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Source: Ars Technica