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I recently confirmed that Apple has dropped support for my mid-2010 MacBook Pro (i.e., I cannot upgrade to Mojave.)

Does anyone know when Apple will drop support for High Sierra? I'd like to know how long I have to come up with a solution before my MBP is exposed to security vulnerabilities.

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    Best guess, another 3 years. No-one really knows, but they tend to keep updating the last 3 versions. They claim 5 years active, 5 years passive support for any device, so another 3 years would exceed that. – Tetsujin Oct 31 '18 at 19:59
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    @Tetsujin I think that'd make a great answer! There's some nice resources which corroborate this, such as eshop.macsales.com/guides/Mac_OS_X_Compatibility – grg Oct 31 '18 at 21:26
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From comments...

Best guess, another 3 years.
No-one really knows, but they tend to keep updating the last 3 versions. They claim 5 years active, 5 years passive support for any device, so another 3 years would exceed that.

MacSales supported OS list would seem to corroborate that - Mac OS Support Guide

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You can expect Apple to support High Sierra until September 2020.

There is no official end-of-life policy for macOS so this is a guess based on previous history, as September 2020 is when the third macOS version after High Sierra will be released.

Apple doesn’t have a written policy that guarantees how long it supports each release of macOS with security updates. But you can quickly check to see which versions of macOS Apple is still updating, and they tend to support the most recent three versions.

https://www.howtogeek.com/350901/which-releases-of-macos-are-supported-with-security-updates/

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