Back when I worked in the shop, and there was a Apple operating system upgrade, people would come in ask if their machine could run it, or worse they would buy a machine that couldn’t run the newest. Then they would want to know why this person, or that person sold them the machine. There are a lot of different reasons that you might have been sold a Mac like this but a little bit of knowledge can keep you from wasting your time and or money. Right now with the newest Mac OS 12 out there your rule of thumb is you don’t want anything that’s was made in 2012 or older. These machines will priced lower and you always have to ask yourself, “Why is this Mac priced so low?” To save you some time and trouble here is a list of Mac that will take the MacOS 12.
- MacBook models from 2016 or later
- MacBook Air models from 2015 or later
- MacBook Pro models from 2015 or later
- Mac mini models from autumn 2014 or later
- iMac models from autumn 2015 or later
- iMac Pro (all models)
- Mac Pro models from 2013 or later- The Mac Pro is the tower.
And you have to remember just because is can run the newest Mac OS doesn’t mean it will run it well. It seems the older the machine the worse it will run and it might not have all the features. Lastly if someone is giving you the hard sell to get you to buy their Mac, my advice is, don’t. You shouldn’t feel pressured to buy anything and if they are doing that there might be something wrong with the machine. Or ask me! I’ll let you know, it’s what I do.