Earlier this year, we told you that a limited number of older Macs would not support the OS X Mountain Lion software update when it drops later this month. Today, Ars Technica noted that Apple has listed the exact computers that will be compatible with OS X 10.8 on its Mountain Lion upgrade page.
It is believed that old graphics drivers are the reason why the computers outside of this list will not make the cut for the software update. The list of Macs that are surviving the axe, which is almost identical to the one we shared in February, can be found just ahead.
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/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)
OS X Mountain will be available for $19.99 from the Mac App Store for existing Snow Leopard and Lion users, while anyone that has purchased a new Mac on or after June 11, 2012 will be eligible for a free upgrade through Apple’s up-to-date program. OS X Mountain Lion includes several new features such as Notification Center, AirPlay Mirroring, Game Center, Messages for Mac, Notes, Reminders Game Center and official Twitter integration. Does your Mac make the cut for OS X Mountain Lion and will you be making the upgrade?