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Mac hardware specifications

What are the specs for a Mac to do app development?

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You can do app development on any Mac. Depending on your budget, upgrading always helps.

A base model M1 MacBook Pro is 100% acceptable

I used a 2016 MacBook Pro with only 8GB of RAM and an i5, for 6 years before just now upgrading to an M1

My mac is a Late-2014 Mac mini (admittedly it does have a 1TB Fusion drive and 16GB RAM). It’s sluggish, but workable.

The biggest issue will be when Apple stop supporting it with new versions of MacOS and Xcode, I’d have thought, but it does indicate that older Macs will do the job if that’s all you have access to (as is my situation).