The recent unveiling of iOS 8 and Mac OS X 10.10 ‘Yosemite‘ got some Apples users excited, though some may wonder if their hardware may still support. Luckily, Apple has mentioned compatibility options for its new operating systems and added more information about it. Let’s do a recap. iOS 8 will officially be supported on the following devices:

– iPhone 4S
– iPhone 5
– iPhone 5C
– iPhone 5S
– iPod touch 5th generation
– iPad 2
– iPad with Retina Display (includes iPad 3)
– iPad Air
– iPad mini
– iPad mini with Retina display

This means that Apple will be ending support for the A4 chip, meaning the iPhone 4, which was launched 4 years ago, will finally be retired. The iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the first generation iPad mini all run on the same A5 chip and will still be supported, though we don’t know yet how the update will run on older hardware – much like when iOS 7 was released on the iPhone 4 last year. For Mac OS X Yosemite, Apple has announced compatibility with the following hardware:

– MacBook Pro: mid-2007 or newer
– MacBook Air: late 2008 or newer
– iMac: mid-2007 or newer
– Mac mini: early 2009 or newer
– Mac Pro: early 2008 or newer
– MacBook: late 2008 aluminum, early 2009 or newer
– Xserve: early 2009

That means that hardware that was released even 7 years back, and all hardware that can run OS X Mavericks will still be able to run Yosemite.


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