OS X Yosemite: System Requirements and Resources

If you're planning to try the public Beta of OS X Yosemite, you'll want to refer to the Macintosh System requirements. Plus, we've included some helpful Yosemite links, all in one place.


The OS X 10.10 hardware requirements are, as cited by Apple Insider:

  • Mac mini: Early 2009 or newer.
  • iMac: Mid 2007 or newer.
  • Mac Pro: Early 2008 or newer.
  • MacBook: Later 2008 Aluminum or early 2009 or newer.
  • MacBook Air: Late 2008 or newer.
  • MacBook Pro: Mid/Late 2007 or newer.
  • Xserve: Early 2009.

This is just about the same as the OS X Mountain Lion and Mavericks System Requirements except for some slight changes regarding the MacBook Pro.

Here are some other handy links.

1. Apple's official announcement of OS X Yosemite.

2. OS X Yosemite Preview including link to Test-drive the public beta

3. Completely new. Completely Mac.

4. Yosemite Apps.

5. Integration of Mac and iOS.

6. Yosemite Overview for Developers.

7. OS X Yosemite for Developers - What's New

8. Product Images & Info

9. Apple's WWDC 2014 Keynote


MacBook Air with Yosemite via Apple.