The most current version of OS X is OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. OS X Mountain Lion is available via online purchase and download through the Mac App Store. If you wish to purchase OS X Mountain Lion please click here.
If you need to purchase Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard you may order it from this page.
What's in the Box?
- Installation DVD
- Printed and electronic documentation
- DVD drive for installation
- Mac Intel processor
- 5 GB free hard drive space
- 1 GB RAM
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Gayle E from Canton
- Dec 4, 2012
Yes, assuming your Mac is on the list of 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) …
- Answered by Robert T from Chatham
- Dec 9, 2012
I am still running 10.4.11 (pathetically!)! Can I at least download Snow Leopard first to get a little more uprgraded??
- Asked by Gregory C from Minneapolis
- Mar 20, 2013
Depends on your Mac's processor.
If it is a PowerPC processor, you CAN NOT install Snow Leopard.
If it is an Intel processor, you CAN install Snow Leopard.
To determine the type of processor, go to "About this Mac" in the "Apple" menu. If the word "Intel" appears anywhere next to "Processor", you can install Snow Leopard. You need at least 1GB of memory, 2GB or more is better.
TIP: Consider installing Snow Leopard on a separate partition (especially since Snow Leopard may need to do some reformatting of the partition it is being installed to). With an OS installed on two partitions, you can then start up from either the Tiger partition or the Snow Leopard partition by pressing the Option Key during startup (or using the Start Up Disk preference in System Preferences). This lets you keep you OS 10.4.11 installation in case you want to jump back.
BTW: If installing to a new partition, Snow Leopard installer will search your Mac for other OS installations and ask you if you want to import OS settings, apps, and/or files from an older installation. Say yes to all for a smoother transition to Snow Leopard. All settings, compatible apps/drivers and files will be copied to the new partition. …
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- Mar 25, 2013
I have Mac OS X Version 10.5.8. Today I purchased the new iphone 5 and it's telling me that I need iTunes Version 10.7. Do I have to have OS X 10.6?
- Asked by Sarah D from Daniel Island
- Dec 26, 2012
I have the same problem. You do have to have the OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). If you have a Macbook 200 8 edition and later and 1 gig of memory on your macbook, you can purchase Snow Leopard for $20. I just had to do the same thing to allow itunes 10.7 to download, so i can sync my iphone 5. After you update to Snow Leopard, if you have 2 gig of memory, you can purchase Lion for another $20 and it will work better with your iphone 5. Unfortunatly, I did not have 2 gig of memory,but snow leopard works just fine! …
- Answered by Ashley R from Woodville
- Jan 2, 2013
- Asked by Beatrix M from Fort Myers
- Jun 11, 2013
iPhoto 11 is only compatible with Snow Leopard 10.6.8 when you're using Snow Leopard. If you are usi ng a previous version of Snow Leopard, go to the apple menu and click "Software Update". Update to Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Go to the Mac App Store and download either iPhoto 11 or the latest version of Mac OS X. …
- Answered by Ronny R from Waterville
- Jun 14, 2013
- Asked by Patricia K from Campinas
- Jun 11, 2013
If i buy snow leopard will I then need to buy the next version up as well or will my mac upgrade itself after I buy and install snow leopard
- Asked by Angelica P from Modesto
- Jun 10, 2013