Apple released the official system requirements for OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth major version of the company’s desktop OS set to launch next month.
Following the WWDC 2012 keynote address which featured a Mountain Lion showcase and the confirmation that Mac users would be able to upgrade in July, Apple released the official hardware requirements for the next-generation operating system.
Your Mac must be one of the following models, according to the Cupertino giant: 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).
The seed notes for OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 also mention the Xserve Apple shipped in early 2009 as a supported machine. It remains to be seen whether or not this server-centric computer gets the Mountain Lion treatment next month.