Can the Mid 2012 MacBook Pro boot 10.6.8?

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  1. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

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    Just as the title says. Does anyone know if the mid 2012 MacBook Pro boot 10.6.8?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. daleski75 macrumors 68000

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    Don't think so as it does not have support for the latest kext's for ivy bridge, intel hd 4000 etc
     
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I can't confirm, but if it's like every other Mac in recent history, no. It will only boot the version and build it originally shipped with or higher until the point Apple drops OS support for it a few years down the road.
     
  5. filmak macrumors 65816

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    The new mbps looks almost the same with the old ones but inside they have completely new components and chipset, so 10.6.8 is missing the necessary drivers and core updates.

    I hope this helps...
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  6. Coleman2010 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The 2011 MacBook Pros shipped with 10.7 but they could be reimaged and boot 10.6.8. It looks like it can't anymore.

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    Thanks I just wanted to confirm. We ordered a new Macbook Pro for someone who requires 10.6.8 and the new MacBook Pro can't run it.

    It looks like I may have to give them my 1 year old MacBook Pro and keep the new one for myself since they require 10.6.8. :D
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    The early 2011 Macbook Pros shipped with 10.6.7. The late 2011 could run Snow Leopard, but it was a bit glitchy.
     
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Yes, but that is because the early 2011originally did ship with 10.6 and the late 2011 is just a speed bump of the early version.
     

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