Mac OS X Mavericks Available As A Free Update Right Now

Mac: No more waiting for the Mavericks update for Mac owners. Apple releases it today as a free update via the Mac App Store, and it works on Mac models going back as far as 2007.

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To install the update, you need to be running OS X 10.6.8 (Mountain Lion). These are the hardware models it supports:

  • iMac (mid-2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (late 2008 aluminium, or early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (mid- or late 2007 or newer)
  • Xserve (early 2009)
  • MacBook Air (late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (early 2008 or newer)

You can expect Apple's servers to be hit fairly hard, so updating may take a little while. For a full list of what's new in Mavericks, check out our overview.


    So happy its free!

    Last edited 23/10/13 5:52 am

    I was waiting for this update for my iOS dev machine (which is still running snow leopard) so I could finally install the iOS7 SDK. But it turns out my mac is to old for mavericks. So much for a free upgrade, now I have to buy a new mac...

    10.6.8 is NOT mountain lion...

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