MacOS Sonoma and How It Impacts RØDE Products

Apple recently announced its latest major MacOS update, Sonoma. This is currently in beta and will most likely be rolled out in mid-late 2023.

A limitation has been identified in Intel-based Mac devices running Sonoma that affects compatibility with some MFi-certified USB audio devices (note: this does not includes M1 and M2 Macs).

MFi stands for “Made for iOS" and is a certification that denotes that an accessory has been approved by Apple to be used with its products. Many RØDE products are MFi-certified and will be affected by this limitation (along with audio devices from a wide range of other manufacturers). This causes compatibility issues and will likely mean you cannot use your RØDE product with your device that is running MacOS Sonoma.

This includes the following RØDE products:

  • AI-Micro
  • NT-USB+
  • PodMic USB
  • VideoMic GO II
  • VideoMic NTG
  • Wireless GO II
  • Wireless ME
  • Wireless PRO
  • RØDECaster Pro II (note: this affects USB 2 only)
  • RØDECaster Duo (note: this affects USB 2 only)

This limitation has been present in all beta versions of MacOS Sonoma, including the current “release candidate” version, and is likely going to be present in the public release.

RØDE has escalated this issue to Apple and we are waiting for further information on when it will be addressed. Until then, we recommend you do not update to MacOS Sonoma if you wish to continue using your RØDE product.

If you have any questions, contact our friendly customer service team at and we will be happy to help.