Check if Your Mac is Compatible with OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Rafia Shaikh

Apple's latest announced OS X 10.10 Yosemite will be publicly released this fall. The software brings in an all-new design with an inspiration taken from iOS 7 and will replace the current OS X Mavericks. If you want to check OS X Yosemite compatibility with your Mac, this post will help you OS X Yosemite compatibility

OS X Yosemite compatibility with Macs:

Following with previous year's OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X Yosemite is also compatible with all the Macs that were able to run OS X Mavericks. Last year when Apple released Mavericks, it was able to be installed on all the Mac computers that were on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

This means that every Mac that was compatible with Mountain Lion will have OS X Yosemite compatibility. Pretty easy, right? This actually means that your Mac computer from as far back as 2007 can run the very new OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Before Mountain Lion 10.8, newer OS X releases always made some older Macs obsolete. Thankfully, now each device would remain up to date.

To help you more, here is the complete list of Macs and their OS X Yosemite compatibility:

  • iMac - 2007 or later
  • MacBook - 13-inch Aluminum: late 2008, 13-inch: early 2009 or later
  • MacBook Pro - 13-inch: mid-2009 or later, 15-inch: mid-2007 or later, 7-inch: 2007 or later
  • MacBook Air - late 2008 or later
  • Mac Mini: early 2009 or later
  • Mac Pro: early 2008 or later
  • Xserve: early 2009

OS X 10.10 Yosemite will be released to the public in fall; you can get some vibe of it by downloading the beautiful Yosemite El Capitan wallpaper from this link: Download OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 Wallpapers – How to

List via Gottabemobile

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