You started with Mountain Lion if you purchased the mini before the last quarter of the year. Mavericks was released on October 22, 2013.I can't remember which OS I started with (maybe Mavericks? whatever was the current one in 2013). I'm trying to cull a bunch of apps and clean up my desktop but I don't want to delete any that came with it to begin with.
From Apple support pages:
There would be a handful of differences (probably less than six different, but mostly all the same for any Mac sold new in the last 8 years or so.
A few (like iTunes) may not let you delete without some terminal commands. And usually those are ones that you would not delete, anyway, because you would know that you use them, or simply apps that are required by the system.
Any others, you can post the names of apps here that you are not sure about.
yes, those two, along with Keynote, may or may not be on your Mac. Not part of the system software package, but are still Apple apps that you might have purchased at some point. Also, you may or may not have Garageband, and iMovie.DeltaMac indicates there are a few differences, and I believe two are Numbers and Pages, which were not installed on my 2012 Mini. When I go to the app store the price is $19.99.
Yes, but later on, after Apple started including Pages, Numbers and Keynote on Macs, refurbished 2012 Minis got those apps also even though they were not included on new 2012's when they were released.
True! The OP seemed to imply that they purchased their Mini in 2013, though.Yes, but later on, after Apple started including Pages, Numbers and Keynote on Macs, refurbished 2012 Minis got those apps also even though they were not included on new 2012's when they were released.