Downloadable Snow Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Slrman, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Slrman macrumors member

    Slrman

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Location:
    João Pessoa, Brazil
    #1
    I live in Brazil and have an iMac with Leopard 10.5.8. Is there anywhere I can download the $29 Snow Leopard update? The Apple store apparently will not ship to Brazil. I've checked the Brazilian web site where I bought the iMac and they aren't offering anything. They sell a little of everything so they are not really a computer store site anyway.

    I'd love to have this update especially if it can be downloaded.
     
  2. WPB2 macrumors 6502a

    WPB2

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Location:
    Southeast, LA
    #2
    Try amazon.com. They are selling 10.6, and I think they will ship to Brazil.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
  4. Slrman thread starter macrumors member

    Slrman

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Location:
    João Pessoa, Brazil
    #4
    Amazon says they cannot ship this to Brazil. I've had lots of problems with Amazon in the past so would be reluctant to order from them anyway. Anyone have any other ideas?
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #5
    No can do,

    apple has not and so far will not provide a downloadable version of their OS - at least consumer ready version.
     
  6. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    #6
    i think download mac os's will start with 10.7 or 10.8
     
  7. bigbird macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Canada
    #7
    I'm sure the place you bought your iMac from in Brazil will have SL shortly. They may not be as fast updating their website as the Apple store is. Be patient or actually phone them. If you can't wait, then have someone buy it for you in another country and then mail it to you. If those are not suitable options, there's always the illegal torrent method, which I personally don't recommend.
     
  8. MrPeanut macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Location:
    West Yorkshire, UK
    #8
    Is there not a shop near you that will sell it? If you can buy macbooks there you must be able to buy apple software?
     
  9. uaecasher macrumors 65816

    uaecasher

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Location:
    Stillwater, OK
    #9
    wait till it's on ebay and buy it from their, although make sure that the seller got good rep
     
  10. fmdalcin macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    #10
    Apple announced Snow Leopard will be available on September in Brazil, you might have to wait and get it in an Apple Shop (inside Fnac Stores), that might have it first, or any other store including the one in which you got the iMac.

    Apple is also testing the Brazilian version of the Online Apple Store, so shortly you will be able to purchase it directly from Apple at www.apple.com.br.
     
  11. DanMartin macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2006
    #11
    Hardware and software take a while to make their way down here. There are no Apple Stores - as one knows them in the US - in Brazil. And there is no online Apple Store either. And there is Customs here. Until recently the local federal government used to make it close to impossible for people to import hardware or/software. A MACBOOK APPLE MC240BZ (WHITE) INTEL CORE 2 DUO 2GB 160GB 13.3" goes for US$1,710 and that's after taxes were slashed.

    So, basic consumer logic does not seem to apply down here. Pity!:eek:

    PS: It seems Snow Leopard will be arriving here on Sep 21.
     
  12. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    #12
    Try eBay. There are many sellers that ships internationally.
     
  13. fmdalcin macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    #13

    Dan, Apple offers Apple Shops (not Apple Stores) in Brazil, this is a partnership with Fnac, they offer exclusive spaces inside Fnac Stores for Macs and Mac Software. This is the same model used in France, where they are just opening the first Apple Store.

    The prices are much more affordable now than they were some years ago, check it out at www.fnac.com.br.

    The Apple Online Store for Brazil will be available in some days, it was fore-casted for the end of August. Several days ago users navigating on Apple website in the middle of the night were able to see and buy at the Brazilian Online Apple Store due to an error during tests.
     
  14. pjrmorgan macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Location:
    UK guy. Moved from London, UK to live and work in
    #14
    Available in the FNAC on 21/09/09

    Just checked the fnac website for the São Paulo store and it says will be available on 21/09/2009 (Sujeito à disponibilidade do fornecedor). Very frustrating!
     

Share This Page