What is the oldest MacBook Pro you can put Mac OS Sierra on?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hieveryone, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
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    Ok guys I figured it out. I'm thinking your average MacBook pro can run 8 years and 3 months or so.

    The oldest macbook to take sierra is mid-2010, and if sierra gets security updates till 2018, then that's about 8 years.

  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    You can get it to run down to early 2008 models. You'd just need to install a new wifi card and patch it every update (which may be worth it to some).
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Okay I'm just trying to figure out how long I will get software and security updates for my late 2013 rMBP.
  4. thesaint024 macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2016
    suspension waiting room
    I know you already figured it out, but I know for a fact that it's the model right AFTER my mid 2009. This was a big disappointment to me, but helped justify why I needed my new 2016. 7 years was a glorious run!
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Don't make too many assumptions about how long Apple will continue to directly support present models.
    If they decide to leap to another processor (or some other major change), it may be a shorter period than you might expect for older models to be supported.
    But, maybe you have a good charge on the battery in your Apple crystal ball, and you know what is coming in the next 5 or 6 years. (I don't :D )

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