OS X 10.10 “Yosemite,” the latest computer software by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), won’t be available to the public until fall, but Mac fans can use this time to decide whether they should buy a new computer that will be compatible with the new operating system.
Older Apple devices are often out of the running for updates with the introduction of new Apple software; however, Ars Technica reports that Macs compatible with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or OS X 10.9 Mavericks will also be compatible with OS X 10.10. This means Macs released as early as 2007 will be able to update to OS X Yosemite. Devices require 2GB of RAM and 8GB of available storage for update, and they must have at least OS X 10.6.8 already installed. Find a list of the devices compatible with OS X Yosemite below.
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)
OS X Yosemite was announced on Monday at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco and was made available to developers that day. Apple will be providing a public beta of the operating system for the first time in the summer. Yosemite will officially be available for free to the public in the fall.