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About macOS Updates

macOS Catalina (10.15)

macOS Catalina (10.15) was released on Monday, October 7, 2019. CaTS is still in the process of testing standard software used around campus and in computer labs. Please note that Catalina has some known compatibility issues with certain University services.

macOS Mojave (version 10.14)

macOS Mojave (version 10.14) is the fifteenth major release of macOS, Apple's desktop operating system for Macintosh computers. macOS Mojave (10.14) was released on Monday, September 24, 2018. CaTS has completed testing Mojave with the standard software used around campus and in computer labs.

Compatibility Issues

Please note that Mojave has some known compatibility issues with certain University services.

  • Banner 8 Admin is incompatible with Mojave due to issues with Java. Banner 9 Admin is now the recommended software to use for University purposes.
  • Older versions of Matlab are not supported on Mojave. Matlab customers need to ensure they are on 2018b release or higher. 
  • Mojave will convert your hard drive (SSDs, Fusion Drives, and Hard Disk Drives) to the new Apple File System (APFS).
  • Apple TVs generation 3 or earlier may not be compatible with Mojave. If you plan on using your own Apple device in a classroom managed by CaTS, you may experience audio issues. If you have any questions about this, contact the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827, or email helpdesk@wright.edu. These classrooms include:
  • 020 CAC
  • 049 CAC
  • 180 CAC
  • 201 CAC
  • 227 CAC
  • 280 CAC
  • 285 CAC
  • 331 CAC
  • 335 CAC
  • 150 DH
  • 101 FH
  • 108 FH
  • 204 FH
  • 009 MH
  • 022 OH
  • 112 OH
  • 114 OH
  • 125 OH
  • 171 MM
  • 202 MM
  • 271 MM
  • 150 RC
  • 153 RC
  • 154 RC
  • 208 RC
  • 302 RC
  • 406 RC
  • 050 RK

Available To

Students, faculty, staff
 

Getting Started

macOS Mojave (version 10.14)

CaTS is now officially supporting macOS Mojave. If you are interested in upgrading to macOS Mojave, we recommend you first review our Software Compatibility list for known issues. If you currently use Matlab, we recommend you wait until January before upgrading to macOS Mojave.

Before you upgrade to Mojave, make sure your computer and all software is compatible with this version. If you have any questions, contact the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827, or helpdesk@wright.edu

System Requirements 

You will need one of the following models in order to run macOS Mojave:

  • MacBook (early 2015 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
  • Mac Mini (Mid 2012 or newer)
  • iMac (late 2012 or newer)
  • iMac Pro (all models)

Recommended Minimum Hardware:

  • 20 GB of free space
  • 4 GB minimum memory

How to Upgrade

2

Before you upgrade, we recommend you backup your Mac by copying your Documents folder to an external drive

3

Download macOS Mojave and follow onscreen instructions to begin your upgrade

If you have OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or an older version, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to at least macOS 10.12 (Sierra). Apple will most likely stop providing software updates or critical security updates for OS X 10.11 and older versions soon.
 

Compatibility

macOS Catalina (10.15) Compatibility

Software Supported
Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 and 2020 Yes
Camtasia 2019, v19.05 or newer Yes
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Yes
FileMaker 17 No
FileMaker 18 Yes
Mathematica v12 Yes
Matlab 2019a No
Matlab 2019b Yes
Office 2016 and 2019 Yes
Parallels v14 and 15 Yes
Pharos Printing (Xerox) Yes
Read & Write v7.1.1 Yes
SentinelOne v3.4.2 or newer* Yes
Snap & Read Yes (Google Chrome)
SPSS 26 Yes
STATA 15 and 16 Yes
VMWare Horizon Client v5.3 or newer Yes

*Users running Catalina may experience issues with the SentinelOne agent on their computer.

 

macOS Mojave (version 10.14) Compatibility

Model Supported
iMac Intel (Early 2008) No
iMac Intel (Early 2009) No
iMac Intel (Late 2009) No
iMac Intel (21.5-inch, Mid 2010) No
iMac Intel (27-inch, Mid 2010) No
iMac Intel (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) No
iMac Intel (27-inch, Mid 2011) No
iMac Intel (21.5-inch, Late 2012) Yes
iMac Intel (27-inch, Late 2012) Yes
iMac Intel (21.5-inch, Late 2013) Yes
iMac Intel (Retina 5k, 27-Inch, Late 2015) Yes
iMac Intel (21.5-inch, Mid 2014) Yes
iMac Intel (27-inch, Late 2013) Yes
iMac Intel (21.5-Inch, Late 2015) Yes
iMac Pro Intel (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Late 2017) Yes
iMac Intel (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Mid 2017) Yes
iMac Intel (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Late 2014) Yes
iMac Intel (Retina 4k, 21.5-Inch, Late 2015) Yes
iMac Intel (27-inch, Early 2013) Yes
iMac Intel (Retina 4k, 21.5-inch, Mid 2017) Yes
iMac Intel (21.5-inch, Mid 2017) Yes
Mac mini Server (Late 2012) Yes
Mac mini (Mid 2011) No
Mac mini (Late 2012) Yes
Mac mini (Late 2014) Yes
MacPro (Late 2013) Yes
13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (Mid 2017) Yes
15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (Late 2013) Yes
15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with TouchID (Late 2016) Yes
15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (Mid 2015) Yes
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018) Yes
15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) Yes
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) Yes
15-inch MacBook Pro (2011) No
MacPro (Mid 2010) No
15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with TouchID (Mid 2017) Yes
13-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) Yes
13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with TouchID (Late 2016) Yes
13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015) Yes
13-inch MacBook Pro (2011) No
15-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) Yes
13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (Late 2013) Yes
MacPro (Early 2009) No
MacBook Pro (Mid 2009) No
15-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) No
13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (Late 2012) Yes
17-inch MacBook Pro (2011) No
13-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) No
MacPro (Early 2008) No
MacBook (12-inch Retina Mid 2017) Yes
MacBook (13-inch Late 2009) No
MacBook (12-inch Retina Early 2015) Yes
MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008) No
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011) No
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011) No
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2013) Yes
MacBook Air (11-inch Early 2015) Yes
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2012) Yes
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2015) Yes
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2013) Yes
MacBook (12-inch Retina Mid 2017) Yes