10.10 Syrah - Oldest supported computer predictions?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by 0000757, May 2, 2014.

  1. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    So, going off of Maverick's supported list:

    iMac (Mid-2007 or later)
    MacBook (13" Late 2008 Aluminum, Early 2009 or later)
    MacBook Pro (13" Mid-2009 or later)
    MacBook Pro (15" Mid/Late 2007 or later)
    MacBook Pro (17" 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)

    What is the prediction for the oldest computer that can run 10.10? Since it's to be expected that Syrah will have more iOS like gradients and design elements, I'm sure that a more powerful graphics card would be required to run it 100% (i.e. no feature disabled).

    I'm sure my current MacBook Pro (Late 2011) will support 10.10 fully (other than the features introduced in ML/Mavericks that require the newer hardware), but considering the changes made and the fact that this computer only has an Intel HD 3000, I'm slightly worried.

    Apple said they wanted even more Macs to run the latest hardware so they lowered the minimum specs, but how low can 10.10s be lowered before the experience is ruined?
  2. maclunian macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2011
    My feeling is that Apple will cut support for a lot of devices, however the 2011 MacBook Pros will be supported.

    They may very well drop all Core 2 Duo processors and only support devices with a Nehalem (or newer) micro-architecture in the next OS X (i.e. 10.10?) upgrade.

    In that event, the following models would be supported.

    Apple said they wanted as many macs as possible to run Mavericks. I'm assuming that this is referring to OS X 10.9 only (since it was not a major upgrade from Mountain Lion).

    What are your thoughts?
  3. JoeG4 macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2002
    Bay Area, Ca.
    In that spirit they should go even further! OS Syrah, the premium mac OS for the premium market! Only supporting Macs sold 2014 or later.
  4. maclunian macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2011
    With one exception, since the late 1990s, Apple has always supported all of their devices sold for a minimum of three (3) years! :)
  5. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
  6. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    I think this is very possible given apples push to keep as many computer as possible on Mavericks.

    However, it may have more to do with graphic cards than the CPUs. We shall see.
  7. roboGc macrumors regular


    May 7, 2014
    goldcoast australia
    ohh well ur g4 won't run it then hahahahahah sorry
  8. xmichaelp macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2012
    Bold prediction. It will run on everything ML/Mavericks can run on.

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