Apple have released macOS 10.15 Catalina to all compatible Mac models.

macOS Catalina brings a whole new range of features such as automatic dark mode, a new photos app, Apple Arcade, Sidecar, Find My, Screen Time, and more. iTunes has been divided into three separate apps – Apple Music, Apple TV, and Podcasts.

Not every Mac can run macOS Catalina as you require a certain model that is compatible with macOS Catalina. You can find out what model your Mac is by navigating to the Apple menu and scrolling down to “About this Mac”. You will see your model Mac in that window that pops up.

Here’s a list of all the compatible Mac models:

  • iMac (2012 and later)
  • 12” MacBook (2015 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2012 and later)
  • iMac Pro (2017 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (2012 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2013 and later)
  • Mac mini (2012 and later)

Note

  • Not all new features in macOS Catalina work on every Mac model mentioned above. It varies per device, but if your Mac is after 2014/2015, most features should work.

You can install macOS Catalina through two ways depending on your macOS version. You can find out what version your macOS is by navigating to the Apple menu and scrolling down to “About this Mac”. You will see your version macOS in the window that pops up.

If your Mac is running macOS Mojave, all you have to do is navigate to the Settings app > Software Update and then click the “Download and Install” button on that page.

If your Mac is running macOS High Sierra or any version before that (e.g. Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite), you must navigate to the App Store and update from there.

Will you be installing macOS Catalina on your Mac? Let us know in the comments below!

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