San Francisco, CA: According to numerous reports online, several old Apple systems that rely on old Intel GMA processors will not be capable of running Apple’s just-announced OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
We contacted Apple and are awaiting comment.
Although OS X Lion has a minimum spec requirement of an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Mountain Lion’s heftier graphics requirements effectively puts these machines to pasture:
• Any Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook from late 2007 – late 2008 (Model Numbers: MB061*/B, MB062*/B, MB063*/B, MB402*/A MB403*/A MB404*/A, MB402*/B)
• The Mid-2007 Mac mini (Model Numbers: MB138*/A, MB139*/A)
• Late 2006 polycarbonate iMac (Model Number: MA710xx/A)
• The original early 2008 MacBook Air (Model Number: MB003LL/A)
Schools and other budget-conscious institutions are sure to put pressure on Apple to support the old devices. Stay tuned. Developing.