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iMore – How to reset your Mac before selling it

If you’re an Apple fan like me, you probably watched the 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote today. During the presentation, completely virtual thanks to our good friend COVID-19, introduced new updates to the various Apple operating systems (iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS, MacOS, tvOS). What you probably didn’t know (yet) was which Apple devices are no longer supported with these new versions…like my MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, both from 2012, and my iMac from 2013. It’s time to upgrade!

While my current devices are no longer supported, they’ll still fetch a little cash on the used computer market. Using services like eBay, Gazelle, and Decluttr, I’ll get these devices out of my home and have some cash which I can use towards my new devices. I’m not selling anything, however, until I clean all my data off. I’m selling the hardware, not me, after all.

Fortunately, there is a great guide from the iMore website which covers everything I need to do to clean off my devices and get them ready for their new homes. I am following their guide now on my MacBook Air while I write this article, in fact! If you’re like me and getting ready to sell off your old Apple stuff, I would recommend following their guide as well.

iMore – How to reset your Mac before selling it

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