Anyone know when OS 10.9s EOL is?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by SystemSettings, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. SystemSettings macrumors newbie

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    I just upgraded my 2007 iMac to it, I don't want to upgrade to 10.10 because I did that on a 2012 Mac Mini and it is now painfully slow. Anyone know when the EOL is?
     
  2. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816

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    essentially its EOL once a new OS comes out and only security and compatibility updates are released.
    If you still have a copy and a Mac that supports it, then you should be fine to use 10.9.5 and be good where you're at.
     
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  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Now that 10.12 has been released, 10.9.5 will not receive any more security patches. This is the model that Apple has followed for several years now: the current and 2 previous versions of OS X are supposed with security updates.
     
  5. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, Mavericks (10.9) already hasn't received the latest security update from Apple so I would assume that it is done receiving security patches unfortunately.
     
  6. honam1021 macrumors regular

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    Apple's unofficial support policy for OS X is 18 months of Xcode releases, 3 years of Safari and security patches and 4 years of iTunes updates since launch.

    Mavericks already missed out the patches for Pegasus and you will most likely need Yosemite at the minimum if you ever want to sync an iOS 11 iDevice.
     
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    I never worry about security, I got sixth sense when my box maybe infected then do a restore. EOL to me is when an App you require to run no longer works. I notice a couple of website don't work with 10.9.5's Safari anymore, am able to compensate with Firefox, for now.

    Gonna hold onto 10.9.5 until the bitter end, the last of its kind before all the ugly "Flat" stuff no-taste punk at Cupertino impose on us.
     
  8. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    In my case, when I say so.:D
     

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