We previous reported about all the features in OSX Yosemite (Apple’s latest operating system for their Mac computers). Apple has also made a public beta available to more than 1 million people, so that they can check it out ahead of time.
However, Apple have finally released OSX Yosemite and it’s now available as a free download from the Mac App Store.
Here are the models of mac that will be able to run OSX Yosemite:
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminium, 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)
In terms of the operating system you’re currently running on your mac, you can upgrade to OS X Yosemite from the following:
- OS X Snow Leopard (v10.6.8)
- OS X Lion (v10.7)
- OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8)
- OS X Mavericks (v10.9)
So for example, if you are running Snow Leopard, you won’t need to upgrade to Mavericks, you will be able to upgrade straight to Yosemite for free. If you are on Lion, then you will also be able to upgrade to straight to Yosemite.
Apple also announced iOS 8.1 on the same day. It includes support for Apple Pay, the camera roll functionality and the ability to take advantage of the Continuity feature of Yosemite. iOS 8.1 will be available as a free update for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch on Monday 20th October 2014.