System Requirements

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by GekkePrutser, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. GekkePrutser macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2005
    I don't have access to the OS X developer portal at the moment, but I was wondering what the system requirements for the beta are.. As they usually carry over onto the final version.

    Just wondering if any of my Macs will get left behind.

    Would anyone with portal access be able to tell?

    Edit: Never mind, found the answer in one of the other topics:

    Thanks for that! That's good news. Sorry for posting a new thread, will leave this info here for others looking for the same. I don't seem to be able to delete this post.
  2. Kariya macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2010
    If your Mac can run Mavericks you can run Yosemite.

    Here's the official list

    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)

    Speaking of which, thats 7 years of support for the 2007 iMac/MBP owners.

    And people say Apple practices planned obsolesce. You have to be joking.
  3. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    Wonder how my mid-2009 MBP will handle it. Won't know until public beta or public release. I do have 8gb of ram but only the 2.26ghz processor.

    My late-2013 should do just fine :)
  4. Kariya macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2010
    Will probably run fine. Mavericks laid the groundwork that has allowed OS X to breathe new life into old hardware. 8GB of RAM and a dual core processor means the experience should be notably above average.
  5. Coastal61 macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2007
    Old MBP, new OSX

    I have one of the older mid-2007 MBP's. Recently added RAM (for a total of 6GB) and a 1TB hybrid HDD. I'm running 10.9 now, and happy to hear I'll be able to run Yosemite as well. A good while back, it was rumored Mountain Lion would be the finale for my MBP. I point out to people that, although I paid a higher price for a Mac, I now have a 7 year old laptop that runs the latest OSes for both Macs and PC's. Life is good...
  6. SmOgER macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2014
    Well technically they might be the same as for the older versions, but expect it to perform abit slower than 10.9 or 10.8, especially when it comes to UI transition effects.

    As an example, iOS7 is supported by iPhone 4, but we all know how much slower it runs on it than iOS6.
  7. kuwxman macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2009
    Olathe, KS
    Same exact computer here so I was wondering as well. Also, Rock Chalk! :D
  8. rossip macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2011
    Since the iMac 2007 is still my primary computer, I am thrilled with this! Maybe I can get another year out of it (8 years running the latest OS, OMG!!). To think it shipped with 10.4, best computer purchase of my life!
  9. hauntvictim macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    Came here specifically for this and I am so excited at this!!! I can run Yosemite!!!

  10. ParagJain macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2011
    Same feelings within me as well; so I am able to extend some life in my 2007 iMac, 2009 Macbook and, totally surprised with this..nearly 3 year old iPad ..

  11. ATC, Jun 2, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2014

    ATC macrumors 65816

    Apr 25, 2008
    Running ok on my early '09 iMac although I do notice slight graphical stutters while scrolling in Safari, something I haven't seen in Mavericks. Hope it's just a video driver issue that Apple resolves.

    Interestingly, the install was flawless. Unlike what others have reported, a lengthy install and a long pause at the 4-mins-left mark, mine flew right through the install quite fast.

    As a side note: Has anyone successfully enabled Notes in iCloud settings? I keep getting an error saying "Note can't be enabled at this time"

    Edit: I just noticed that my Notes are in fact synced with iCloud, it's just that the setting box for Notes in iCloud can't be checked.

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  12. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles

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