I have a Mac Pro (Late 2013) running Catalina 10.15.2 and an iPad Pro 12.9-inch ML3T2LL/A running version 13.3. I tried the workaround but my iPad displayed a highly pixelized screen with green horizontal lines and disjointed colors. If you have read about the features of macOS Catalina and excited to know if your Mac device is receiving the update or not, then you have landed in the right place. We have prepared a list of compatible MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, and Mac Mini that will receive the new macOS Catalina. Any Mac that belongs to Mid-2012 or later is qualified.
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The following models are supported:
To see which model you have, click the Apple icon in your menu bar and choose About This Mac.
Before you upgrade, we recommend that you back up your Mac. If your Mac is running OS X Mavericks 10.9 or later, you can upgrade directly to macOS Big Sur. You’ll need the following:
Go to Software Update in System Preferences to find macOS Big Sur. Click Upgrade Now and follow the onscreen instructions.
If you’re running any release from macOS 10.13 to 10.9, you can upgrade to macOS Big Sur from the App Store. If you’re running Mountain Lion 10.8, you will need to upgrade to El Capitan 10.11 first.
If you don’t have broadband access, you can upgrade your Mac at any Apple Store.
For details about your Mac model, click the Apple icon at the top left of your screen and choose About This Mac. These Mac models are compatible with macOS Big Sur:
Requires a broadband internet connection and microphone (built-in or external).
Supported by the following Mac models:
Requires a microphone (built-in or external).
Requires a broadband internet connection.
Requires a Multi-Touch trackpad, Force Touch trackpad, Magic Trackpad or Magic Mouse.
Force Touch gestures require a Force Touch trackpad.
VoiceOver gestures require a Multi-Touch trackpad, Force Touch trackpad or Magic Trackpad.
Requires a FaceTime or iSight camera (built-in or external), or USB video class (UVC) camera.
Audio calls require a microphone (built-in or external) and broadband internet connection.
Video calls require a built-in FaceTime camera, an iSight camera (built-in or external) or a USB video class (UVC) camera, and a broadband internet connection.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) video playback is supported by the following Mac models:
Dolby Atmos soundtrack playback is supported by the following Mac models:
Supported by the following Mac models:
Supported by all iPad models with Apple Pencil support:
Requires an iPhone or iPad that supports iOS 12 or later.
Requires an iPhone with iOS 13 or later, or an iPad with iPadOS 13 or later.
Requires an iPhone or iPad with a Lightning connector or USB-C, and iOS 8 or later.
Requires an iPhone or iPad with mobile connectivity, a Lightning connector or USB-C, and iOS 8.1 or later. Requires Personal Hotspot service through your carrier.
Requires an iPhone or iPad with a Lightning connector or USB-C, and iOS 10 or later.
Requires an Apple Watch with watchOS 3 or later, or an iPhone 5 or later.
Requires an Apple Watch with watchOS 6 or later, or an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 13 or later.
Requires a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air with Touch ID; an iPhone 6 or later with iOS 10 or later; or an Apple Watch with watchOS 3 or later.
Requires an iPhone with iOS 8 or later, and an activated carrier plan.
Requires an iPhone with iOS 8.1 or later, and an activated carrier plan.
Requires an iPhone with iOS 12 or later, and a configured Home app.
AirDrop to iOS and iPadOS devices requires an iPhone or iPad with a Lightning connector or USB-C, and iOS 7 or later.
AirPlay Mirroring requires an Apple TV (2nd generation or later).
AirPlay for web video requires an Apple TV (2nd generation or later).
Peer-to-peer AirPlay requires a Mac (2012 or later) and an Apple TV (3rd generation Rev. A, model A1469 or later) with Apple TV software 7.0 or later.
Requires an external storage device (sold separately).
Requires an iPhone with iOS 14 and a compatible electric vehicle.
Requires an iPhone running iOS 14 or an iPad running iPadOS 14.
Allows Boot Camp installations of Windows 10 on supported Mac models.
Requires Microsoft Office 365, Exchange 2016, Exchange 2013 or Exchange Server 2010. Installing the latest service packs is recommended.
Supports OS X 10.7 or later and Windows 7 or later.
Available only to persons aged 13 or older in the US and many other countries and regions.
The improved Retouch tool is supported on the following Mac models:
If you're using one of these computers with OS X Mavericks or later, you can install macOS Catalina. Your Mac also needs at least 4GB of memory and 12.5GB of available storage space, or up to 18.5GB of storage space when upgrading from OS X Yosemite or earlier. Learn how to upgrade to macOS Catalina.