How long will El Capitan be supported with security updates?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Luba, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Luba macrumors 65816

    Luba

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    How long will El Capitan be supported with security updates? I read on another thread 3 years and since El Capitan came out in 2015, Apple will stop with security updates in 2018?

    I ask because my 2009 Mac Pro can't update to Sierra. :(
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    Yes, each OS gets three years from launch with Apple supporting two prior versions in addition to the current. Based on Apple's current update schedule, support will drop in:
    10.9 Mavericks - fall 2016
    10.10 Yosemite - fall 2017
    10.11 El Capitan - fall 2018
    10.12 Sierra - fall 2019

    But, from what I understand you can flash your 2009 Mac Pro 4,1 to a 5,1 and regain support for MacOS Sierra.
     
  3. dhstarr macrumors newbie

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    I have a MACBook Pro Mid 2009, so I have the same problem. What does it mean to "flash" a MACBook?
     
  4. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    I have a macbook pro 2009 on route to me.

    There are guides here on flashing to get sierra to work.
    Also guides on web.

    see osxhackers.net for example
     
  5. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    I was referring to the desktop Mac Pro in response to the OP, not laptop MacBook Pro. For the MacBook Pro, you need to see this thread: macOS 10.12 Sierra Unsupported Macs Thread.
     

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