Apple said OS X Yosemite would be released this fall, and with the company's latest media event set for Thursday, there's a good chance we'll have a better idea when to expect the big update to finally roll out. The big question is whether or not your Mac can take advantage of Yosemite's new features. Read on to see if the soon to be released version of OS X will run on your Mac.
OS X Yosemite promises to make it easier to share information with your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, can send and receive calls through your iPhone, more powerful Spotlight searches, iCloud Drive support, a redesigned interface that takes visual cues from iOS 7 and iOS 8, and more.
The short answer to the question of which Macs support OS X Yosemite is pretty simple: If your Mac supports OS X Mavericks, it supports Yosemite, too. That said, sometimes a chart helps, too.
|Yosemite Compatible Mac Models|
|MacBook 13-inch||Early 2009 or later|
|MacBook 13-inch (aluminum)||Late 2008|
|MacBook Air||2008 or later|
|MacBook Pro 13-inch||Mid 2009 or later|
|MacBook Pro 15-inch||Mid and Late 2007 or later|
|MacBook Pro 17-inch||Late 2007 or later|
|iMac||Mid 2007 or later|
|Mac Pro||Early 2008 or later|
|Mac mini||Early 2009 or later|
Checking to see which model Mac you have is pretty simple. Just go to Apple menu > About This Mac, then click More Info. You'll see your model year listed just below the model name.
Apple has been pushing out updated versions of what it hopes will be the shipping version of OS X Yosemite to beta testers, and Thursday's media event would be a perfect time to announce an official release date. Yosemite will be a free update through Apple's Mac App Store.