Apple is scheduled to release their latest operating system – “MacOS Monterey” – on Monday October 25th, 2021. If you’re reading this, you’re probably asking the question: “Should I upgrade?”
The first decision is easy – is your Mac’s hardware supported? Apple specifies that macOS Monterey runs on these Macs:
- MacBook (Early 2016 and later)
- MacBook Air (Early 2015 and later)
- MacBook Pro (Early 2015 and later)
- iMac (Late 2015 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017 and later)
- Mac mini (Late 2014 and later)
- Mac Pro (Late 2013 and later)
Compared to the previous version of the macOS — macOS Big Sur (macOS 11) — macOS Monterey (macOS 12) drops support for the Early 2015 MacBook; Mid-2013 and Early 2014 MacBook Air; Late 2013 and Mid-2014 MacBook Pro; and Mid-2014 and Late 2014 iMac.
If your computer is supported, I highly recommend the article from the folks at Carbon Copy Cloner below. They discuss the topics of creating a solid backup *before* you start down the path of upgrading the operating system and the possible disruptions of upgrading:
Feel free to contact me via email or the “Contact” box to the right if you have specific questions about your system and/or network environment.