With Apple having allowed us a peek under the veil of secrecy surrounding the next version of OS X – 10.10 Yosemite – and a public beta scheduled to drop this summer, Mac users are asking the obvious question – Will my mac run Yosemite?
I've dug around in the published specs for and drawn up a list of hardware that should – assuming Apple doesn't change much between now and the release – run OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
Before you do that, you need to know what Mac you are running. To do this click on the Apple then select About This Mac and then click on More Info…. This will bring up a dialog box that tells you what hardware you are running.
With that out of the way, here's a listing of the oldest Apple hardware capable of running OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
- MacBook – Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009
- MacBook Air – Late 2008
- MacBook Pro – Mid/late 2007
- Mac mini – Early 2009
- iMac – Mid 2007
- Mac Pro – Early 2008
- Xserve – Early 2009
This, incidentally, is the same list of hardware that can run OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
So, if you have the above hardware or newer (of any configuration) then you should be good to go when Yosemite drops.