At WWDC yesterday, Apple unveiled its new OS X update, Mavericks, which is doing away with the familiar cat names we’ve all come to know and love and embracing a new naming convention. One thing Apple forgot to mention, though, is which Macs would support the new operating system. Fortunately, AppleInsider did some sleuthing and discovered which Macs will support OS X Mavericks.
Supported Macs include:
- iMac (Mid-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/Late 2007 or later), (17-inch, Late 2007 or later)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
- Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
Your Mac will also need to be running Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard or higher with 8GB of free disk space for installation. This is basically the same requirements that were needed to install Mountain Lion, so if you were able to run that on your Mac, Mavericks is pretty likely to be supported as well.