Macs compatible with OS X Mavericks | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

There are times that I wish I could upgrade my Macbook Air. I should have had more RAM from the start, should have opted for a 13″ and whatnot. But what I have to admit is that  when Apple upgrades an OS, they don’t leave a 2-year-old model in the dust, nor do they render them useless even if they can “technically” be upgraded but will run at the speed of sludge.

One outstanding question after yesterday’s WWDC13 Keynote Address was about OS X Mavericks’ minimum hardware requirements needed to run it. Apple hasn’t released those details, but Apple Insider talked to OS X developers who have access to release notes and other details about OS X 10.9. Here’s the scoop:

Any Apple computer capable of running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will be able to run Mavericks. This includes the following machines:

  • 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)

Now you read that article correctly, right? I didn’t say anything about iOS. 3GS, original iPads and iPhone 5-only features are in store for phone/tablet users:

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