WWDC 2013 - Mac - OS X - Mavericks - 011

Following Apple’s OS X Mavericks announcement on Monday, the company failed to clarify which hardware would be compatible with the new software. Sure, the star of yesterday’s event was iOS 7, but the question was still left begging. Fortunately, Apple Insider spoke with some folks invested in the Developer Preview and it looks like hardware capable of running Mountain Lion can run the upcoming OS.

According to Apple Insider, the list run as follows:

  • 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)

To upgrade, users will need to already be running OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard or higher, and have 8GB of free space. Mavericks promises to introduce some cool new features, as well as some under the hood stuff for better optimization across the board. And being that Mavericks is taking off from exactly where Mountain Lion left off, we can probably expect the OS to be available online only and come in at around $19.99.