Chrome OS Flex Mac Compatibility
Here's a list of older Apple devices that are compatible with Google Chrome OS Flex. There may be some hardware compatibility issues with certain models (i.e. no webcam support.)
|Model Name||Current Status||End of Support|
|Apple iMac 11,2 (Mid-2010 21.5" MC508LL/A MC509LL/A)||Certified||2024|
|Apple iMac 12,1 (21.5" MC309LL/A)||Minor issues expected||2024|
|Apple Mac Mini 7,1 (MGEN2LL/A MGEM2LL/A)||Certified||2026|
|Apple Macbook 7,1 (MC207LL/A MC516LL/A)||Minor issues expected||2023|
|Apple Macbook Air 5,1 (Mid-2012 11"MD223LL/A)||Certified||2025|
|Apple MacBook Air 6,1 (2014 11" MD711LL/A MD711LL/B)||Certified||2026|
|Apple Macbook Air 7,2 (13" MJVE2LL/A, MQD32LL/A, MQD42LL/A, MJVG2LL/A)||Certified||2027|
|Apple Macbook Pro 9,2 (13" MD101LL/A, MD102LL/A)||Certified||2025|
|Apple Macbook Pro 11,2 (15" ME293LL/A, MGXA2LL/A)||Certified||2025|
Note: The webcam is non functional on the Macbook air 6,1, 7,2
We've installed this on a few older MacBooks with mixed results. Slow speed and hardware compatibility issues keep us from recommending this as a solution for large deployments at this time.
Our recommendation for K-12 schools would be to trade-in older Apple devices and use that money to purchase new Chrome devices if you're looking to add more Chrome seats to your fleet.