On which Macs can I install OS X El Capitan? List of supported models

On which Macs can I install OS X El Capitan? List of supported models

As expected, the desktop operating system update OS X 10.11 El Capitan it will not have much news. Instead, Apple has focused on performance improvements with the Metal graphics acceleration API, the Swift 2 programming language, battery-saving technology, etc.


In particular, the user will not have to shell out a hefty sum for the latest Apple hardware to work with OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan is compatible with the following device models:

  • iMacs (models released in mid-2007 and newer).
  • MacBook (13-inch aluminum models released in late 2008, as well as 13-inch models released in early 2009 and later).
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch model released in mid-2009 and later, 15-inch model released in mid / late 2007 and later, and 17-inch model released in late 2007 and later).
  • MacBook Air (released in late 2008 and after).
  • Mac Mini (released early 2009 and after).
  • Mac Pro (released early 2008 and after).
  • Xserve (released in 2009).

It is true that not all the features of the updated platform will be available on all supported Macs. For example, AirDrop and Handoff require modern Wi-Fi Direct enabled cards, and the Metal framework, which was delivered to OS X 10.11 El Capitan from iOS 8, it requires powerful graphics processors.

Please note that these conditions are necessary for the first beta to work OS X 10.11 El Capitan for developers. Since several more trial variants will be released before the stable OS release, the requirements may change.

Apple claims that OS X 10.11 El Capitan it will run faster than the previous operating system. Applications will open 1,4 times faster, switching between programs will be 2-4 times faster, and PDF previews will open 4 times faster.

Nowadays. OS X 10.11 El Capitan It is undergoing beta testing by the developers. The public beta version will be available next month and the final version of the operating system is due this fall.

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