Direct link to OS X Yosemite download

Not yet seeing OS X Yosemite in Software Update?

Try using our direct link to OS X Yosemite in Apple’s Mac App Store below.

OS X Yosemite is available as a free upgrade today from the Mac App Store. Yosemite supports all Macs introduced in 2009 or later, and some models introduced in 2007 and 2008, specifically:

• iMac (Mid-2007 or newer)
• MacBook (13-inch, late 2008 aluminum, early 2009 or newer)
• MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid-2009 or newer)
• MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid/late 2007 or newer)
• MacBook Pro (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)

Continuity features require iOS 8.1, which is available as a free upgrade starting October 20.

The direct link to OS X Yosemite in Apple’s Mac App Store is here.


  1. I think I’ll wait until you feisty early adapters get your hands on it. I’ve been burned by first-day software too many times in the past to take the risk. Can’t wait to hear the reviews — especially when it comes to older machines (I’ve got a 2009 MacBookPro and a 2011 iMac).

    1. I’m one of those feisty early adopters. So far, the only problem I’ve encountered is with the umlaut. For some reason I cannot make one nor can I make and accent over a letter such as for French or Spanish, backwards or forwards. I can make åø and other symbols with option just fine. This is sort of annoying when one is trying to pick up German and has known how to make alternate characters since his first Mac with OS 7.

      1. I’m having the same problem with the umlaut – for some reason the umlaut has no trouble appearing by itself ¨¨¨¨¨ but it refuses to be placed over a letter!

        1. I keep getting the same error message @carrioneater : NSInternalInconsistencyException
          Is that a timeout issue and I should keep trying or a true system error that needs attention?? So frustrating as the progress bar on the download is almost full when this message pops up and fails everytime… any input would be appreciated

  2. Got it and enjoying it so far. One thing I don’t like is the Tool/Tab bar in Safari – the shade of grey is too light, it makes it look like how it would’ve in Mavericks if it was in the background. I keep clicking the top bar to try to ‘bring it to the forefront’, but it’s already there. Suppose that’s just years of visual memory that I’ll have to try to forget. Anyone else finding this, or is it just me?!

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