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> For “Continuity” features like AirDrop and Handoff, you’ll need a Mac with both Bluetooth 4.0 and a 5GHz 802.11n or 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter:

  -MacBook (Early 2015 and later)
  -iMac (Late 2012 and later)
  -MacBook Air (Mid 2012 and later)
  -MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 and later)
  -Mac Mini (Late 2012 and later)
  -Mac Pro (Late 2013)
> And Apple Watch unlocking requires 802.11ac because of the way the software determines the distance between your watch and your Mac. This narrows the support list further:

  -MacBook (Early 2015 and later)
  -iMac (Late 2012 and later)
  -MacBook Air (Mid 2012 and later)
  -MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 and later)
  -Mac Mini (Late 2012 and later)
  -Mac Pro (Late 2013)
> Finally, support for Metal and Metal 2 requires a relatively modern GPU. These Macs all include integrated or dedicated GPUs that support the API, though some earlier Mac Pros can also support it with an upgrade to a more modern GPU:

  -MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
  -MacBook Pro (2012 or newer)
  -MacBook Air (2012 or newer)
  -Mac Mini (2012 or newer)
  -iMac (2012 or newer)
  -Mac Pro (Late 2013)
I appreciate the attempt at a specific list of models compatible with each feature. But this appears to be the exact same list twice, followed by a less-specific version of the same list a third time.



I know that second list is wrong because I own a Mid 2012 MacBook Pro retina and it has 802.11n (not AC) and doesn't support Apple Watch unlocking.




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