Apple Won't Let You Download Mountain Lion If Your Mac Doesn't Meet These Requirements

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Not everyone gets to install Mountain Lion when it comes out, reports 512 Pixels.Your hardware needs to meet a certain set of spec requirements as outlined below:

  • OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • 2 GB of memory
  • 8 GB of available space

Furthermore, Mountain Lion is only available on certain devices. Make sure your hardware appears in this list before trying to upgrade:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 aluminium, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/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)

Now check out everything you need to do to get your Mac ready for Mountain Lion >

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