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Brand new mac machines can still run 10.9
Old 20th October 2015
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Brand new mac machines can still run 10.9

I was in a conversation recently about the trouble of updating to el capitan and people needing to stay behind a couple of versions. This led me to the apple store to find out what will and won't work and here's a summary of what a Business Account Specialist said:

"All current OS X compatible machines are 100% supported by 10.9 mavericks. The exception being the iMacs released october 13, 2015 as they are the first models after el capitan was released. You will not be able to install 10.9 through the setup procedure, but if you were to boot from an external drive or clone a 10.9 partition to the internal one, it will run. Run the software update and it downloads any drivers it needs, works just fine."

That set off a lightbulb, I assumed I couldn't ever upgrade my 2011 macbook pro because he's my 10.9 machine. But coming straight out of apple's mouth, I can order a brand new $10k mac pro, wipe it, clone 10.9 and have zero software issues..

Anybody else thinking about upgrading their machine?
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