TOY MAKER TO THE WELL HEELED Apple has revealed which Mac models will be compatible with its Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system, news that will depress a few Mac owners.
Apple's Mountain Lion holding page has revealed that users of a Macbook dating back to before 2007, or a Mac Mini from before 2009, won't be able to upgrade to the next version of Mac OS X.
While there's no specific mention of these obsolescent products, the company has published its list of compatible devices, which includes; 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) and the Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer).
Apple is due to release Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion any day now, having promised a launch some time in July. The upgrade, which will cost $19 in the US, will bring some new features to Apple Mac devices as the operating system continues to slowly merge with IOS.
Expected features include improved Icloud syncing, Facebook integration, voice dictation and a new security tool called Gatekeeper. It will also bring Imessage to Apple Mac computers, enabling users to message between Apple devices.
Apple has not announced a release date or UK pricing for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. µ