Question Next version of MacOS 11(?) question

Rottie

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Hello I am back from long hiatus because my MBPr was stolen and now I bought it few days ago. Anyway I wonder next version of macOS will no longer old MBPr like 2014 model?
Thank you very much
 

Muadib

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Not 100% sure what you're asking. If you are talking about macOS 10.15 Catalina, then you should be good. However, if you mean a version in the future, then your guess is as good as mine.
 
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TheStu

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It's always anyone's guess as to which machines will and will not support the next macOS version. Usually you can count on at least 4-5 releases to work, but some machines fall off faster than others, and then there are things like the 2009/2010 Mac Pro which i think only just now lost support (thought they were supported incompletely and only if you had a GPU that was higher than the base model to support Metal). I have a 2012 Mac mini that runs Catalina, so that's 8 years of support, but I highly doubt it will work with the next OS version.
 
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Rottie

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In that case I do not want to save my money over again to upgrade my MBPr this year!
 

FaaR

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In that case I do not want to save my money over again to upgrade my MBPr this year!
I don't think you need to worry about that just yet. My first macbook was supported for about 7 years, and the biggest reason it got sidelined I would think is its intel iGPU (2011 sandy bridge) could not support Metal.

Anyhow, there's no reason you couldn't continue using your computer with an older OS version, is there? You'll still receive security updates for a number of years. :)
 

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