Launch Of Mountain Lion Results In Loss Of Support For Older Macs

Posted on Feb 17 2012 - 7:02am by Editorial Staff

At the time since from yesterday when Apple launched its newer Mac OS X 10.8 – there is a sense of scrutiny among the older Macs who are waited to hear that if their machines would work with the new operating system or are they stuck with their current operating system forever. The Unofficial Apple Weblog with the release of newer OS version has posted an unofficial list of which Macs are supported under the current build-up of Mountain Lion. The list includes:

  • iMac (mid 2007 or later)
  • MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, 2008), (13-inch, plastic, Early 2009 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, 2.4/2.2 GHz), (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)

And the following are those which will not be supported under OS X Lion:

  • Late 2006 iMacs (iMac5,1, iMac5,2, iMac6,1)
  • All plastic MacBooks that pre-date the aluminum unibody redesign (MacBook2,1, MacBook3,1, MacBook4,1)
  • MacBook Pros released prior to June 2007 (MacBookPro2,1, MacBookPro2,2)
  • The original MacBook Air (MacBookAir1,1)
  • The Mid-2007 Mac mini (Macmini2,1)
  • The original Mac Pro and its 8-core 2007 refresh (MacPro1,1, MacPro2,1)
  • Late 2006 and Early 2008 Xserves (Xserve1,1, Xserve2,1)

Now it sounds irrelevant to those whose Macs version not being supported – thinking on the tone that whom to blame for this – Is it because of the Intel’s GMA X3100 and GMA 950 integrated graphics processor or Is it something else – well there is a lot of round-up in the story that will be in front of us very soon.

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