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OS X Mountain Lion - Technical Specifications

General Requirements 

  • OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • 2GB of memory
  • 8GB of available space
  • Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.
  • Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.

Supported Models

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, 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)

Feature-Specific Requirements

Time Machine
Requires an additional hard drive or Time Capsule (sold separately).

Photo Booth
Requires a FaceTime or iSight camera (built in or external), USB video class (UVC) camera, or FireWire DV camcorder. Backdrop effects when using a DV camcorder require fixed focus, exposure, and white balance.

FaceTime
Video calls require a built-in FaceTime camera, an iSight camera (built in or external), a USB video class (UVC) camera, or a FireWire DV camcorder, and a 128-Kbps upstream and downstream Internet connection. Making HD video calls requires a built-in FaceTime HD camera and a 1-Mbps upstream and downstream Internet connection. Receiving HD video calls requires a supported Intel-based Mac.

AirDrop
Supports the following Mac models:

  • MacBook Pro (Late 2008 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 or newer)
  • iMac (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009 with AirPort Extreme card, or Mid 2010)

Boot Camp
Supports existing Boot Camp installations with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. New Boot Camp installations require Windows 7 (sold separately).

Exchange Support
Requires Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Update Rollup 4 or Exchange Server 2010. Auto-setup requires enabling the Autodiscovery feature of Microsoft Exchange Server.

AirPlay Mirroring
Requires a second-generation Apple TV or later. Supports the following Mac models:

  • iMac (Mid 2011 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2011 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer)

Power Nap
Supports MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Gestures
Requires a Multi-Touch trackpad, Magic Trackpad, or Magic Mouse.

VoiceOver Gestures
Requires a Multi-Touch trackpad or Magic Trackpad.

Mac App Store
Available only to persons age 13 or older in the U.S. and many other countries. Requires compatible hardware and software and Internet access; broadband recommended (fees may apply). Terms apply.

Dictation
Requires a microphone (built in or external) and a broadband Internet connection.

What’s Included

Applications

  • Automator
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Chess
  • Contacts
  • Dashboard
  • Dictionary
  • DVD Player
  • FaceTime
  • Font Book
  • Image Capture
  • iTunes
  • Launchpad
  • Mac App Store
  • Mail
  • Messages
  • Mission Control
  • Notes
  • Photo Booth
  • Preview
  • QuickTime Player
  • Reminders
  • Safari
  • Stickies
  • System Preferences
  • TextEdit
  • Time Machine

Utilities

  • Activity Monitor
  • AirPort Utility
  • AppleScript Editor
  • Audio MIDI Setup
  • Bluetooth File Exchange
  • Boot Camp Assistant
  • ColorSync Utility
  • Console
  • DigitalColor Meter
  • Disk Utility
  • Grab
  • Grapher
  • Keychain Access
  • Migration Assistant
  • Network Utility
  • RAID Utility
  • System Information
  • Terminal
  • VoiceOver Utility

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Swedish
  • Danish
  • Norwegian
  • Finnish
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Korean
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Czech
  • Turkish
  • Hungarian
  • Arabic
  • Catalan
  • Croatian
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Romanian
  • Slovak
  • Thai
  • Ukrainian

Learn more about applications and utilities

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Last Modified: Jul 30, 2012
  • Last Modified: Jul 30, 2012
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