macOS 11 Big Sur on Unsupported Macs Thread

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oldmacs

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MacOS support is completely arbitrary at this point. I miss when there was some kind of reason to justify dropping the older models.
Ugh it pisses me off. The Mid 2012 MacBook Pro was still being sold in September 2016.

Apple can blab on about environmental concerns, but when they go around arbitrarily cutting off Macs they are doing the exact opposite.
 

redheeler

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That's what's confusing about all of this and why I mistakenly thought all Nvidia Macs got cut.
Then I really don't know. I didn't realize the iMacs got the Haswell upgrade in 2013. I thought it wasn't until 2014 but you're right.
Hopefully it's a mistake on the website because there's no reason to support the mid 2014 low-cost model and not the late 2013. But we'll see. There's just no telling with Apple.
 

iamMacPerson

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I hope someone can get this to run on the 2012 Retina. Now I don't want to buy a $3600 Intel.
I'm sure dosdude will figure something out once the code is released. Personally I would just hold your current machine and survive on the security updates until ARM Macs come out. At this point buying an Intel Mac would be like buying a PPC machine in 2006.
 

iamMacPerson

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Hopefully it's a mistake on the website because there's no reason to support the mid 2014 low-cost model and not the late 2013. But we'll see. There's just no telling with Apple.
I recall Mojave originally dropping the 2012 cheese grater and Apple later coming and re-adding it a few days later and that's why the first couple betas couldn't be run on it.
 

Rob1n

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I am here for testing too, I have a macbook pro 17 inch 2008, macbook pro 15 inch 2011, mac pro 2008 with a nvidia gt 640 gpu and some spare hard drives :). (all currently running mojave)


Btw, is there a way to run 32 bit apps on catalina or newer? I have the adobe creative suite cs5 that I want to be able to run before switching to big sur on all my devices.
 
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lulujyc

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hmmm goodbye 2012 ivy bridge machines... they should be working fine theoretically but well apple just want to drop support for business reasons
 
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ASentientBot

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jackluke

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Presumably the beta installer. I found it on the software catalog.

Interestingly, the whole OS installer to be in one package now. No more re-assembling from InstallESD/RecoveryHDMeta?
Do they dropped also the BaseSystem.dmg ?

I mean from there can notice if they dropped kext extensions.
 

SGN

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Macbook Pro 13'' Mid 2012 Ready for testing! Will probably not upgrade past this though, I feel like Big Sur is the proper OS to stay on with it's redesign. Do you guys think the Big Sur patcher will be available Day 1 or a few weeks/months after the official release date?
 
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