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Older models of Macs will not be supported by Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Apple has updated its website with instructions explaining how to update your Mac with the latest version of Mac OS X: Mountain Lion when it's released this July.

On the same page, Apple also give the list of mac supported by Mountain Lion. It shows that unfortunately the old models of Mac will not be compatible with the latest operating system from Apple.

The instruction page published by Apple explains in 3 steps how to update your Mac to Mountain Lion. It's in the first step Apple lists the mac supported by Mountain Lion. Find out the full list after the jump.

Published: Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:59
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Customer who have purchased a Mac after June 11, 2012 and before the official release of Mac OS Mountain Lion are eligible to a free upgrade. Customers must upgrade to the new version of Mac OS X withing the 30 days following the pupblic release of Mac OS Mountain Lion.

Step 1: Make sure your Mac can run Mountain Lion.

OSX, Mountain Lion, Free Upgrade

Your Mac must be one of the following models:

  •     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)


If you are running Lion, you can find out if your current Mac qualifies by clicking the Apple icon at the top left of your screen, choosing About This Mac, then clicking More Info.


Step 2: Make sure you have Lion or the latest version of Snow Leopard.

OSX, Mountain Lion, Free Upgrade

While you have the About This Mac window open, check what version of OS X your Mac is running.

If you are running Lion (10.7.x), you’re ready to update to Mountain Lion. Go to Step 3. If you are running Snow Leopard (10.6.x), update to the latest version of OS X Snow Leopard before you purchase OS X Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store. Click the Apple icon and choose Software Update to install Snow Leopard v10.6.8, the latest version.


Step 3: Download OS X Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store when it’s available in July.

OSX, Mountain Lion, Free Upgrade

Open the Mac App Store from your Dock to buy and download Mountain Lion. Then follow the onscreen instructions to install it. If you don’t have broadband access, you can visit any Apple Retail Store to get help with downloading.

Source : Apple

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