With the first day of Apple’s annual WWDC 23 event coming to an end, we got to see a lot of new things at the event. While there’s the usual incremental update with regard to tvOS, iOS, iPadOS, and WatchOS, Apple computers are never left behind. The brand new macOS operating system that will be released soon to all users is called macOS Sonoma. During the presentation, we got to see that this new macOS has been named after Northern California’s wine country.
Of course, as you would expect from Apple, the new macOS has a ton of interesting new features. But, in order to enjoy the new operating system as well as these features, you would need to know if the macOS device that you own is compatible with the brand-new operating system or not. Read on to know the list of supported macOS Sonoma devices.
macOS Sonoma New Features
Before we dig into the list of supported devices that can install macOS Sonoma, let’s take a quick recap of what’s new with macOS Sonoma.
New Game Mode
With macOS Sonoma, you can easily play your games without having to worry about other background apps and services using up your GPU and CPU. The new Game Mode prioritizes CPU and GPU usage fully for your games. This new mode also ensures reduced latency when using devices like your Apple AirPods and your wireless controllers.
Edit PDFs Right Away
Now in macOS Sonoma, you no longer need to install a third-party app to open and read PDFs. Simply open a PDF file right away and you can choose to edit the PDF as well without needing to upload it anywhere. Best of all, you can make use of the Autofill feature that will automatically fill in the blank fields in your PDF.
You can now type quickly without any mistakes or grammatical errors thanks to the improved autocorrect feature that is present not only in macOS Sonoma but also in iOS17 and iPad OS17 There’s also a new autocomplete feature where the text prediction comes in handy to complete your sentences. Tapping the spacebar can help you complete the sentence.
With Lockdown Mode, you can ensure that your macOS Sonoma devices as wella s other Apple devices are protected against any type of cyber attack that can cause lots of problems to your macOS and other Apple devices.
Hey Siri is now Siri
You no longer need to say Hey Siri to activate the voice assistant. Simply say Siri and the assistant will be activated. Plus you can now have continued conversations with Siri without having to involve the assistant every time you ask it something.
macOS Sonoma Supported Devices
Now, let’s take a look at the list of devices that will support the brand-new macOS Sonoma.
- iMac Pro: 2017 and newer
- iMac: 2019 and newer
- Mac Mini: 2018 and newer
- Mac Pro 2019 and newer
- Mac Studio: 2022 and newer
- MacBook Air 2018 and newer
- MacBook Pro 2018 and newer
Looking at the list a good number of macOS devices from 2017 do not seem to be on the list except for the iMac Pro. Well just because your older macOS device doesn’t support macOS Sonoma, doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the road. Soon or later we will soon be able to see someone find and figure out a way to get macOS Sonoma installed on older macOS devices, with a high possibility of even macOS devices from 2015 being able to enjoy macOS Sonoma.
This concludes the list of new features available on macOS Sonoma and also the list of macOS Sonoma-supported devices. Also, the developer previews for macOS Sonoma have just been released. So, download it to your macOS Sonoma and try out the brand-new feature on your macOS device. With that being said, you will have to expect some nugs and instability issues with certain apps and programs.
So, what do you think about the new macOS Sonoma? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.