Will Big Sur run on Mac Mini 2012?
We knew from the get-go (thanks to 9to5Mac for sharing a compatibility list!) that Big Sur will be compatible with only 2014 and later Mac minis. This incompatibility with 2012 minis was confirmed during our beta testing.
Is the Mac Mini 2012 still supported?
There will be two years of critical security update support after the next MacOS release in 2020 which would mean an EOL for any potential MacOS updates for the 2012 Mini by the Fall of 2022.
How much RAM can a 2012 Mac Mini take?
No the Late 2012 Mac Mini only supports 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3 PC4-12800 RAM.
Can Mac Mini 2012 run Catalina?
The summary is that 2012 desktop Macs like the Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro and Mac Pro, or later will be compatible. With notebooks, Apple requires a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro from 2012 or later, or a MacBook from 2015 onwards.
What is the latest OS for Mac Mini 2012?
Which versions of macOS does my Mac mini support?
|MacBook Pro Models||macOS Big Sur||OS X El Capitan|
|Mac mini (Late 2014)||Yes||Yes|
|Mac mini Server (Late 2012)||No||Yes|
|Mac mini (Late 2012)||No||Yes|
|Mac mini Server (Mid 2011)||No||Yes|
How can I make my Mac mini 2012 faster?
10 tips to increase Mac speed
- Step 1: Restart occasionally.
- Step 2: Limit the apps you have open.
- Step 3: Limit your number of web browsing tabs.
- Step 4: Remove unused apps.
- Step 5: Reduce the number of apps in your Dock.
- Step 6: Get rid of your screen saver.
- Step 7: Upgrade your memory.
Can Mac mini 2012 run Catalina?
Can I upgrade my Mac Mini late 2012 to Catalina?
Mac Hardware Requirements For details about your Mac model, click the Apple icon at the top left of your screen and choose About This Mac. These Mac models are compatible with macOS Catalina: MacBook (Early 2015 or newer) MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
Can a 2012 Mac mini run Catalina?
Will an SSD speed up my Mac mini?
Upgrading the boot drive on my Mac Mini to an SSD drive was by far the biggest speed enhancement I’ve experienced on any computer! The speed increase is incredible – almost hard to believe. Boot time went from 60 seconds to under 30 seconds, and applications launch instantly – no bouncing dock icon.