Mac System Requirements for Luna Display

Mac System Requirements for Luna Display

What you will need to set up Luna Display

  • Primary Mac
  • Secondary Mac or iPad
  • a Luna Display unit for the Primary Mac (USB-C or mini DisplayPort)


Primary Mac Requirements

The Primary Mac must be a 2011 model or newer, and must be running macOS 10.11 El Capitan or later. You may use this Primary Mac for either Mac-to-iPad Mode or Mac-to-Mac Mode.

M1 Apple Silicon support

Luna Display supports the new M1 Apple Silicon chip on Mac, though there are some hardware limitations on the number of external displays allowed. Be sure to check Apple's device technical specifications to see what is compatible with your machine. 


iPad and Secondary Mac Requirements

For Mac-to-iPad Mode, the iPad must at least be an iPad Mini 2 (2013+), iPad Pro (2016+), iPad 5th generation (2017+), or iPad Air (2013+), and must be running iOS 9.1 or later. 32-bit devices are not supported.


For Mac-to-Mac Mode, the Secondary Mac must be a 2007 model or newer, and must be running macOS 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.

Note: Luna currently supports the secondary iMac as a non-retina display.


Is the Luna Display hardware required to run the apps?

Yes, the Luna Display hardware unit is required for all connections, whether you are connecting via Wi-Fi or via USB cable. The apps cannot work without the Luna Display hardware plugged into the primary Mac.