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Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jordan246, Apr 17, 2014.
What do you think guys what mac do you think are going to be supported with mac osx 10.10
At least anything 2010 plus. Probably similar requirements as Mavericks.
Do you think apple will be cutting off all core 2 duo processors and only supporting devices with a Nehalem Micro-architecture in the next OS X (i.e. 10.10?) upgrade?
If so, the following models would be supported:
Mac Pro (Early 2009 and newer)
iMac (Late 2009 (iMac11,1 only), Mid 2010 and newer)
MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 (15" and 17" only), Early 2011 and newer)
MacBook Air (Mid 2011 and newer)
Mac Mini (Mid 2011 and newer)
What are your thoughts?
I'd guess all machines under 2009 will be ineligible for support. IIRC, ML eliminated some 2006 and 2007 machines, and Lion eliminated some late 2005 (Intel) machines. I'd bet that 2009 will be the new threshold - or maybe even 2010.
I don't think they will do that since the Core 2 Duos being included in the kernal do not hold the new Macs back. Lion cut the Core Solos and Core Duos because this would ensure full 64-bit processor compliance. ML cut any non 64-bit EFI or graphics cards so that OS X would be fully 64-bit.
Yep, I agree, that makes sense.
Do you think the mid 2010 macbookpro be supported with osx 10.10 and do you think the 2008 iMac be supported
IMO, if they only support the Nehalem microarchitecture (and newer), only the 15" and 17" MacBook Pro will be supported with 10.10
The 2010 Macbook Pro is very likely going to be supported. The 2008 iMac, not as likely. It's a very similar design to the older 2007 iMac which is the oldest model to support 10.9.
Even the 13-inch version? It missed out on the Nehalem microarchitecture...
Yes, even the 13 inch. It will still be in the Supported phase of its life cycle, as far as hardware repairs go, for another year.
The 13 inch one was discontinued in February 2011, so it's now passed its 3 year cycle since it's now April 2014.
Apple's hardware life cycle is five years long. It gets five years in the Supported stage since last sold to the public. Then after that date, it gets two years as Vintage. Then after a total of seven years passes since removal of sale, it becomes obsolete whereat Apple will refuse to service the machine.
When Mountain Lion was released (July 2012), some macs that were barely a little more than 3 years old were dropped including the black/white late 2008 macbook as well as Mac Minis purchased before March 2009.
The base hardware in the 2008 Macbooks was released in late-2007. The 2008 models were nothing more than a faster CPU.
The difference between the 2009 and 2010 MacBook Pro 13" models was not significant.
But still more than only a different CPU.