In the first official release notes for developer version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan we will find it. In a nutshell: Does the Mac already running OS X 10.10 Yosemite, it will also support future OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Specifically, the following Macs are considered minimum requirement …
List of Macs Compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan
- iMac (mid 2007)
- MacBook (13-inch Unibody late 2008; 13-inch polycarbonate from early 2009)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch mid-2009; 15-inch mid / late 2007; 17-inch from the end of 2007)
- MacBook Air (end of 2008)
- Mac Mini (early 2009)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
This list covers not only with those of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion showed sufficient and compatible with the computers listed above. The Reason? The basic (processor) architecture of Macs has not really changed in recent years. We remember: With Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Apple introduced from the support for all PowerPC machines. OS X 10.7 Lion renounced the support of all 32-bit Intel processors. Since there were no epoch-making modifications in the hardware architecture.
Other System Requirements:
For download and installation of OS X El Capitan from the Mac App Store further alone at least Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or new requirement is likely to be, along with plenty of free space of at least 10 GB. For minimum RAM placement Apple silent as still out. One thing is certain: It was not until 4 GB prepares the application probably pleasure.
OS X El Capitan: release this Fall, Public Beta in July
OS X 10:11 El Capitan will be officially launched in the fall – we suspect of October. Currently only registered developers have access to the first beta version. But even in July and normal users will have the opportunity to participate in a free public beta testing (registration at Apple). Already last year took Apple this option in OS X 10.10 Yosemite.