Which Macs are compatible for Mavericks?
The full list of compatible models:
- iMac (Mid 2007 or later)
- MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch Polycarbonate, Early 2009 or later)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later), (15-inch or 17-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
- Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
Which macOS versions are still supported?
Apple only officially supports the three most recent versions of macOS (currently 10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, and 12 Monterey). If you’re running an older version of macOS, it is no longer receiving security or stability updates.
Can I update from Mavericks to Big Sur?
If your Mac runs on OS X Mavericks or later, you can update directly to Big Sur. Note that Apple recommends you have around 35.5GB available storage and 4GB of memory on your macOS before upgrading. This will be easy to achieve by removing unnecessary files with CleanMyMac X.
Can I upgrade to Yosemite from Mavericks?
Luckily, if you’re already running Mavericks (Mac OS X 10.9) on your Mac, that same Mac is compatible with Yosemite—Mavericks and Yosemite have the same system requirements. To install Yosemite, you’ll download the OS directly from the Mac App Store through a free upgrade.
Can I upgrade directly from Mavericks to Sierra?
If you have macOS Sierra (the current macOS version), you can upgrade straight to High Sierra without doing any other software installations. If you are running Lion (version 10.7. 5), Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, or El Capitan, you can upgrade directly from one of those versions to Sierra.
How do I get Mavericks on my Mac?
You simply launch the Mac App Store application, click the OS X Mavericks banner on the store’s main page (or search for Mavericks, or click this direct link), click the Free Upgrade button at the top of the screen, and then click the Install App button that appears.