Will Yosemite run on a 2010 Intel Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Kevinsocal, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Kevinsocal macrumors member

    Kevinsocal

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    Sucks here tonight - iOS9 stopped supporting older versions of iTunes. I cannot sync my iPhone that is now running iOS9. I am still using Snow Leopard because ProTools 8 is my main workhorse. It wont run on Lion - Yosemite. I am not going to pay $1,000 for ProTool 9-12 just so I can sync my iPhone.
    I am thinking of zero formatting my drive and installing Snow Leopard on one and Yosemite on the other. Will the Mid-Summer 2010 Intel Mac Mini run Yosemite?
     
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    Specifically, the supported minimum Mac model list includes the following hardware:

    • iMac (Mid-2007 or newer)
    • MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or newer)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or newer), (15-inch, Mid / Late 2007 or newer), (17-inch, Late 2007 or newer)
    • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
    • Mac Mini (Early 2009 or newer)
    • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
    • Xserve (Early 2009)
    A common thread is the Mac must have a 64-bit CPU, which is typically an Intel Core 2 Duo or newer processor. Beyond that, the requirements are pretty soft and forgiving. You’ll also need a few GB of available disk space to install the final version on your Mac, which is typical for updating any system software.
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    Certainly, in fact I am running Yosemite on the very same model of mini.
     
  4. Kevinsocal thread starter macrumors member

    Kevinsocal

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    Thanks for a perfect answer.
     
  5. Kevinsocal thread starter macrumors member

    Kevinsocal

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    Excellent. Thanks for taking the time to write.
     

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