How would a legacy user go about purchasing 10.7?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by nickn, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2011
    Let's say a user is currently on OS X 10.6, and would like to update their OS, but can't go to 10.8, because their machine does not meet the requirements. How would said user now purchase and install 10.7, as the OS is no longer available on the Mac App Store?
  2. Mal
    macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Seems to me you currently can't. Unless you can find one of the flash drives that the Apple Stores were selling, which cost more than the downloaded version did. Hopefully Apple will back off and put it back up in the store.

  3. macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2011
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    This is a horrible oversight by Apple. They really need to keep both Mountain Lion and Lion on the App Store for this exact reason. There are some customers who would like to pay them for Lion, but whose machines don't support Mountain Lion.
  4. macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2007
    Not to mention Lion server. Although you can buy a flash drive with Lion on it, I don't think you can do that for Lion Server.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    ya I had same problem, So I just used a torrent. since Apple doesn't care I don't care.

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