MacOS hardware requirements vs. version

Those who need to keep MacOS-capable hardware around for development or maintenance purposes, or simply as a form of conserving resources may be interested to know how Apple is increasing MacOS requirements over time. In general, if the Apple computer is too old for a currently supported MacOS version, consider installing Linux, which normally works well on Apple computer hardware. Apple maintains a list of no longer supported Apple hardware.

MacOS hardware requirement vs version

MacOS requirements by version.

The red dotted line depicts the oldest supported version of MacOS.

Data source is Wikipedia.