10.8.3 supported platforms

A follow-up to yesterday’s post on 10.8.3.

I had hoped that the “SupportedModelProperties” list in the InstallESD.dmg’s /System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist would serve as a more-or-less human parseable list of supported models.

But it appears that there are some supported models that do not appear in the “SupportedModelProperties” list, but whose board-ids do appear in the “SupportedBoardIds” list in that same file.

In any case, the _real_ thing that causes the the installer to decide whether or not to proceed is this function in the OSInstall.mpkg’s Distribution file:

function isSupportedPlatform(){

	if( isVirtualMachine() ){
		return true;
	var platformSupportValues=["Mac-F42D88C8","Mac-F2218EA9","Mac-F42D86A9","Mac-F22C8AC8","Mac-F22586C8","Mac-AFD8A9D944EA4843","Mac-F227BEC8","Mac-F226BEC8","Mac-7DF2A3B5E5D671ED","Mac-942B59F58194171B","Mac-2E6FAB96566FE58C","Mac-F42D89C8","Mac-00BE6ED71E35EB86","Mac-4B7AC7E43945597E","Mac-F22C89C8","Mac-942459F5819B171B","Mac-F42388C8","Mac-F223BEC8","Mac-F4238CC8","Mac-F222BEC8","Mac-4BC72D62AD45599E","Mac-F2268DC8","Mac-F2208EC8","Mac-66F35F19FE2A0D05","Mac-F4238BC8","Mac-F221BEC8","Mac-C08A6BB70A942AC2","Mac-8ED6AF5B48C039E1","Mac-F2238AC8","Mac-FC02E91DDD3FA6A4","Mac-6F01561E16C75D06","Mac-742912EFDBEE19B3","Mac-F22589C8","Mac-F22587A1","Mac-F22788AA","Mac-F42C86C8","Mac-942C5DF58193131B","Mac-F2238BAE","Mac-F22C86C8","Mac-F2268CC8","Mac-F2218FC8","Mac-7BA5B2794B2CDB12","Mac-F65AE981FFA204ED","Mac-031AEE4D24BFF0B1","Mac-F22587C8","Mac-F42D89A9","Mac-F2268AC8","Mac-F42C89C8","Mac-942452F5819B1C1B","Mac-F2218FA9","Mac-F221DCC8","Mac-94245B3640C91C81","Mac-F42D86C8","Mac-F2268EC8","Mac-F2268DAE","Mac-F42C88C8","Mac-94245A3940C91C80","Mac-F42386C8","Mac-C3EC7CD22292981F","Mac-942B5BF58194151B","Mac-F2218EC8"];
	var boardID = system.ioregistry.fromPath('IOService:/')['board-id'];
	if( !boardID || platformSupportValues.length == 0 ) {
		return false
	for( var i = 0; i < platformSupportValues.length; i++ ){
	 	if( boardID == platformSupportValues[i] ){
				return true;

	return false;

Unfortunately, I have not found a reliable resource for mapping board-ids to models.

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5 Comments on “10.8.3 supported platforms”

  1. Patrick Fergus Says:

    Geekbench will allow you to go from board -> computer. It’s not official, but best I can find. Example search for Mac-F42C86C8:


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  4. Patrick Fergus Says:

    The list of potential “DisabledSystemIdentifiers” from a 10.8.3 NetBoot image NBImageInfo.plist:

    – iMac7,1, iMac8,1, iMac9,1, iMac10,1, iMac11,1, iMac11,2, iMac11,3, iMac12,1, iMac12,2, iMac13,1, iMac13,2
    – MacBook5,1, MacBook5,2, MacBook6,1, MacBook7,1
    – MacBookAir2,1, MacBookAir3,1, MacBookAir3,2, MacBookAir4,1, MacBookAir4,2, MacBookAir5,1, MacBookAir5,2
    – MacBookPro3,1, MacBookPro4,1, MacBookPro5,1, MacBookPro5,2, MacBookPro5,3, MacBookPro5,4, MacBookPro5,5, MacBookPro6,1, MacBookPro6,2, MacBookPro7,1, MacBookPro8,1, MacBookPro8,2, MacBookPro8,3, MacBookPro9,1, MacBookPro9,2, MacBookPro10,1, MacBookPro10,2
    – Macmini3,1, Macmini4,1, Macmini5,1, Macmini5,2, Macmini5,3, Macmini6,1, Macmini6,2
    – MacPro3,1, MacPro4,1, MacPro5,1
    – Xserve3,1

    I figure you probably won’t be offered the ability to disable NetBooting a piece of hardware if it wasn’t supported by the NBI in the first place, so this likely is a complete list of supported 10.8.3 build 12D78 hardware.

  5. donmontalvo Says:

    What about:

    ioreg -lp IOService | grep board-id


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