macOS 10.12 Sierra Unsupported Macs Thread

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by redheeler, Jun 13, 2016.

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  1. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    Same machine here. Oh well, at least it runs Windows 10 Pro x64 amazingly well. :cool:
     
  2. UncleSchnitty macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2008 Mac Pro, thing runs like a champ, it was able to swindle it's way into using handoff with an easy upgrade better than any of the newer model mini/air/MacBook Pros... And still benchmarks better than most newer macs yet they blocked it (at least for now) very disappointing apple. And for people saying "well we had a good... Years" that's ridiculous, I can understand when hardware is an issue but comeon. I saw this when they introduced handoff. They just shut features off for macs that "couldn't support it" now it no os at all?
     
  3. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

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    Gees - Anything not 2012 and newer should be dropped.
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Why? At least try back up your bold proclamation with some facts.
     
  5. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

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    What facts? Buy new hardware. Oh no, no more free OS updates on a 6/7+ year old machines.

    My TV from 2014 doesn't even get new updates. Welcome to reality.
     
  6. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Its a bloody joke. Apple likes to do the talkey-talkey when it comes to environmental sustainability, but when it comes to actual device support they couldn't give a flying damn.

    Windows 10 can run on hardware so much older than Apple supports.
     
  7. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    I'm sorry, maybe not everyone can afford a new MBP every year or 2. My MBP late 2011 may be 5 years old be its nowhere near useless. Hell, all my PowerPC Macs from 2005 and earlier are far from useless as well. So I don't want to hear that everything older than 2012 should be dropped, but it's just plain dumb.
     
  8. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Thats attitude is terrible for the environment and completely stupid. Have you looked how fair back Windows 10 supportS?
     
  9. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    You can run Windows 10 on certain Pentium 4s, and Windows 7 can run on original Pentiums...
     
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    You're blind to what Apple is pulling off here...
     
  12. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    That is what I am saying - far better support than what Apple offers.
     
  13. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

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    Which is not supporting 6 year old Macs with FREE OS Updates?

    Buy new, more capable hardware. I'd rather they not cripple the OS to support old machines.
     
  14. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Also, a dual Xeon quad core Mac Pro from 2008 and onward can beat your 2012+ MBPs any day...
     
  15. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Not to mention Linux and *BSD. NetBSD is the undisputed king. It even runs on hardware that only collectors still have. In general, it is nice to know that operating systems can just adapt. It is software after all. What Apple is doing is purely a business consideration of not having to waste money on man-hours. There is never a technical reason for dropping support.
     
  16. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Not that you'd want to, the experience would be horrid.

    The sensible 64-bit version is effectively tied to similar era hardware as current versions of OS X. Early 64-bit CPUs and later low-end ones lack certain instructions Windows 8.1 and 10 require.
     
  17. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Most of the hardware they dropped is more than capable.

    Windows 10 manages support for machines back to 2004.
     
  18. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Have $3000+ to give for a new 2013 Mac Pro for everyone who has such ancient and "crappy" computers?
     
  19. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    I have windows 10 on my early 2008 Macbook White which Apple dumped with Mountain Lion - Runs better than OSX did on the same machine.
     
  20. Ryantjan macrumors newbie

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    Why macbook pro mid-2009 don't get update?

    The lowest spec mbp mid-2009 have same hardware with late-2009 macbook white unibody, wtf apple?

    Just different storage, i have mbp mid-2009 with higher spec than late-2009 macbook
     
  21. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

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    So enjoy El Capitan. You are not entitled to get new OS for free every year for eternity.
     
  22. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Someone posted that Apple just does not test this device anymore and they are not distributing untested software. The OS may run perfectly fine, but the installer will just not recognise it.
     
  23. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    I'm saying we should, but there's no reason to retire a machine that with a RAM and GPU upgrade it would beat any current MBP without revving up a fan
     
  24. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

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    You mean the incredibly niche group that bought Mac Pro's and the even more incredibly niche group who knows how to properly upgrade the RAM and GPU?
     
  25. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    No idiot is dropping $3000 on a computer that they don't know how to use... And gee, there's a new invention called GOOGLE that allows people to look up tutorials on how to do such things
     
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