Catalina support for 2012 Mini's ?

Discussion in 'macOS Catalina (10.15)' started by a2jack, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. a2jack macrumors regular

    a2jack

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    I'm about to buy a late 2012 i7 quad mini. Will it work on Catalina ? a2
     
  2. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

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  3. redheeler macrumors 604

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    Yes, Catalina supports the 2012 Mac mini. 4K playback in the TV app and Sidecar (except for a lower-quality H.264 version enabled via Terminal) are not supported though.
     
  4. a2jack thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys. Just what I needed. Buy goes out this week. a2
     
  5. bigfatipod macrumors regular

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    I love my 2012 QC i7. Runs Mojave like a champ with two internal SSDs. One word of caution... mine (eBay 2016) came with the original fusion drive. The drive started giving I/o errors and I was lucky to be taking regular backups. I forget how apple determine the hd was the cause, but it wasn't obvious. Regardless, I would say consider swapping at least one real SSD in there - and enjoy!
     
  6. MRrainer macrumors 65816

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    It will probably not be supported by the successor of Catalina. So, I'd try not to overpay.

    I've got a 2012 i7 myself, but I'll wait until 10.15.1 at least. There's also the issue of the removal of Dashboard....
    Without an SSD, they're not fun, though.
     

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