Karen Haslam, writing for MacWorld:
There will no doubt be a few Mac users who are disappointed by that list. Many of the Macs that are not supported by Ventura were still being sold by Apple until quite recently. The 2014 Mac mini was sold until 2018, the ‘trash can’ Mac Pro until 2019, and the 2017 MacBook Air was sold until July 2019. We had thought that Apple wouldn’t remove those Macs from the supported list, since people might have purchased the model such a short time ago.
Bear in mind, however, that these ‘unlucky’ Macs can stay on (or upgrade to) macOS Monterey, and will still be officially supported by Apple for at least two more years. They might not be able to use the latest features, but they’ll keep getting security patches and other ongoing support.
I don’t own any Macs that Apple is dropping support for in this round, but this is still a disappointment. Not being able to update to the latest operating system after, in some cases, just a few years of ownership is lame. Apple should be better than this.
(Via Rob Fahrni.)