If you like what you’ve seen in Maverick and iOS 7 and are wondering whether your iDevices will be compatible, wonder no more. Gizmodo put together a run-down for both platforms. Though things are’t quite as straightforward as the above graphic suggests …

Let’s start with the good news: if your Mac is currently able to run Mountain Lion, it’ll likely also run Maverick since the specs appear to be identical. So that means all of the following Macs … 

– iMac (Mid-2007 or later) – MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later) – MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later), (17-inch, Late 2007 or later) – MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later) – Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later) – Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later) – Xserve (Early 2009)

Where things get messier is with iOS 7. The full compatibility list is:

– iPhone 4 – iPhone 4S – iPhone 5 – iPod Touch 16GG – iPod Touch 32/64GB – iPad 2 – iPad with Retina Display – iPad Mini

However, you won’t get all of the iOS 7 goodness on older devices. Only the very latest iDevices get Airdrop, for example, while the poor old iPad 2 gets nothing but iRadio. Here’s the full table of which devices get what features:


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