Hi, upgrade to OS X 10.9 from 10.7 via app store?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Liquinn, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Liquinn Suspended

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    Hi, anyone know if I'll be able to upgrade from 10.7 to 10.9 on June 10th via the app store?

    Or should I buy a new Mac pre-installed with OS X 10.9 - so I still have access to Lion?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Since OS X 10.9 is unlikely to be released to the public on June 10th and more likely to be released as Developer Preview for actual developers with a Developer account in order to find and iron out bugs, you may have to wait.

    And when OS X 10.9 is released later this year, you will be able to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to 10.9 like you can with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

    And in order to preserve a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion install you can always do a clone of your current installation to an external HDD in order to fall back onto it.

    Why have you not upgraded to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion yet? It is miles better than Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
     
  3. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Not saw the need to upgrade... yet.

    So will I be able to upgrade from 10.7 to the new OS next year or does no one know yet?:p
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    As I said before, yes, you will be able to upgrade to OS X 10.9 from Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, as you can already upgrade to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion without going via Mac OS X 10.7 Lion if you still have Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

    And we still do not know, if OS X 10.9 is going to be released this or next year, though it is very likely, that it happens this year, as Apple stated to go on with a yearly release schedule. iOS 7 has had priority though and developers from the OS X team have been ordered to help with iOS.
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Just to make sure this is clear:

    10.6 "Snow Leopard" was an aberration of sorts, because it introduced the Mac App Store, and thus the future means of upgrading. All releases after 10.6 - 10.7 "Lion", 10.8 "Mountain Lion", and the forthcoming 10.9 - can be directly upgraded to from any of the earlier OSes, skipping anything in between.
     
  6. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    So if I want to wait until 10.10 is out; do you think I'll be able to upgrade from 10.7 to 10.10? Or should I upgrade to 10.9 when it comes out to be safe?
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    As we do not know, we cannot say for sure, but is highly likely, that you can upgrade to 10.10 from Mac OS X 10.7 Lion without purchasing any other versions in between. Your Mac has to be supported by the version you want to upgrade though.
     
  8. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    I wonder how long Apple will support the 2012 cMBPs for in terms of OS upgrades? I guess we'll see.
     
  9. simsaladimbamba

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    For four years probably, thus 10.10 should be running on them.
     

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