Here’s the full list of OS X Yosemite-compatible Macs and iOS 8-compatible Apple devices

Andrew Cunningham reports for Ars Technica, “Any Mac that can run OS X 10.8 or 10.9 can also run 10.10, a list that includes Macs from as far back as 2007.”

Here’s the full list of OS X Yosemite-compatible Macs:
• 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)

Cunningham reports, “The only iOS device Apple dropped with iOS 8 is the iPhone 4.”

Here’s the full list of iOS 8-comptible devices:
• iPhone 4s
• iPhone 5
• iPhone 5c
• iPhone 5s
• iPod touch 5th generation
• iPad 2
• iPad with Retina display
• iPad Air
• iPad mini
• iPad mini with Retina display

Full article here.


  1. It always annoy me that the Mac are described in that fashion. If you go to About My Mac the model is not listed like that. Even in System Info you will not see that information. So it would be useful if they included something like MacBookPro,3.1.

    1. Because that number isn’t unique to a model. There can be different model numbers for different geographies, for hardware revisions within a product cycle, and a few other reasons. It’s more obvious looking at iPhone, where the same product will have different model numbers based on radio frequency spectrum supported. Apple commits to supporting the marketed product family, and doesn’t confuse the marketplace by focusing on the hardware model numbers.

      1. Not to mention refurbished models. Their model numbers are different even though they are essentially same models.

        The “October 2012” or “Early 2009” designation is probably the simplest and easiest to identify for the purpose of establishing compatibility with a new OS.

    1. I have a one of those 7 year old MBPs. I am able to still develop cutting edge applications. I don’t think a 7 year old pc would still be running, much less be a platform for cutting edge development. I love the ROI on apple equipment.

      1. I have one of those mid-2007 iMacs, and am amazed at both Apple’s continued support for it, and how long it’s lasted running everything I’ve thrown at it.

        Apple’s user satisfaction from my viewpoint is quite mind blowing.

    1. @RastaMouse ….. I have the same model year MacBook Pro as you and last summer I also installed the Seagate 1 TB hybrid drive and it is great and adds much more life to my MBP! (although I had to have the logic board replaced last fall due to the known issue with it)

  2. I wonder how well iOS 8 will run on the 4S. I’m getting a new iPhone this year, but I’ll probably have to live with my 4S for a few months after iOS 8 is released.

    My 4S runs iOS 7 like a charm, but I heard anecdotal stories that the experience wasn’t as good on the iPhone 4. The 4S will be the least powerful device running iOS 8.


    1. I’m thinking the same… I still use a 4S on a rolling monthly contract so if iOS 8 runs like treacle on it I will be upgrading.

      Hopefully the iPhone 6 will be released around the same time as iOS 8 so I can pick a 5S up cheap if I have to.

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