Apple has finally released macOS 10.15 Catalina. The much-anticipated macOS update, which was announced at WWDC 2019 back in June, was up until now available in beta for testing before its public debut. macOS Catalina brings brand new Apple Music, TV, and Podcasts apps. The release also brings Apple Arcade access to let you download and play high-end, premium games at a single monthly subscription, with the games also playable on iPad and iPhone. macOS Catalina also marks the debut of Catalyst, which allows developers to easily bring their iPad apps to the app. Do note that macOS Catalina drops support for 32-bit apps, which means some of your favourite apps may stop running, so you are advised to check which apps will no longer be compatible before you install the latest OS. We also tell you how you can download macOS 10.15 Catalina.macOS Catalina compatibility
As Apple announced at WWDC 2019, macOS Catalina is designed for Mac machines launched in 2012 and later. This means, in simpler words, if you have a Mac machine running macOS 10.14 Mojave, it is compatible with the latest macOS version. The full list of macOS Catalina compatible devices is available below:
How to download and install macOS Catalina
- iMac (2012) and later
- MacBook Air (2012) and later
- MacBook (2015) and later
- iMac Pro (2017) and later
- MacBook Pro (2012) and later
- Mac Pro (2013) and later
- Mac mini (2012) and later
Before getting started with the macOS 10.15 Catalina download process, it is recommended to back up your existing data and free up some space for the upgrade. It is also worth noting here that since macOS Catalina has dropped support for 32-bit apps, you should begin its download after making sure that your system doesn't have any important 32-bit apps.
macOS Catalina Is Dropping Support for 32-Bit Apps: How to Check Which Mac Apps Will Stop Working
Although Apple seeds macOS updates automatically, if you've disabled that option, you can manually check the update availability on your Mac by going to System Preferences Software Update after going into the Apple menu from the top-left corner of your screen. You can also find the update by visiting the About This Mac option from the Apple menu and then clicking the Software Update button.
Alternatively, you can download macOS Catalina directly from the Mac App Store.
MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air users are advised to have sufficient battery charge or plug in the power adapter to begin the update process. Also, all users should have a reliable Internet connection to download the update package smoothly without any hiccups.