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OS X Yosemite’s Important Features May Not Work On All Macs

In the month of June, Apple has unveiled OS X Yosemite at WWDC 2014, and later, beta version of OS X Yosemite has been released for beta testers with exciting features. On October 16th, along with iMac 5k Retina display, Apple has officially launched the official public version of OS X Yosemite.mac-os-x-yosemite

The latest OS X Yosemite has been specially designed and engineered for the latest Apple hardware with absolute new look and feel. The handy features of new OS X Yosemite may not work with all Mac, the features such as the likes of Handoff and Continuity may not work with all Macs, especially, the older ones.


The OS X Yosemite can be installed on Macs that are manufactured in the year of 2007, but the tragic part is that, Only Macs that manufactured after 2012 can able to support all those new features.

Some features such as Instant Hotspot and Handoff need latest Mac machines and Mac Pro (after 2013). Even with these machines, AirDrop cannot be done without iOS 8 in the iPhone. Suppose, if you want to use your Mac as a speakerphone for phone calls, you need an iPhone with iOS 8 installed in it.

Apple has introduced a Dark Mode in OS X Yosemite. This allows you the users to customize their desktop appearance and look. In the early June, the company has tested this mode and teased during its WWDC keynote. But the main thing is that, the official implementation of dark mode in OS X Yosemite was not present over the first two beta release of it.

For Instant Hotspot, you need an iPhone with iOS 8.1 update, OS X Yosemite needs an updated machines to work with all sorts of features that are hidden over the operating system. In Apple Official Website, it has been clearly listed out the features and its requirements, and do check before installing OS X Yosemite in your iMac.

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