How to Update 2008 MacBook Pro OS Software

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Beantown, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Beantown macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I just got the iPhone 5, so to get it up and running I need the new iTunes (10.7). To get the new iTunes I need 10.6.8 or something like that, where as right now I have 10.5 I believe. How can I get my software updated so I can get the new iTunes and get my phone up and running.

    Thanks.

    -Bean
     
  2. Raunien macrumors 6502

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    If your laptop was purchased close to the release date of 10.6 (Snow leopard June 8, 2009), then I believe you are eligible for a free update.

    If however, you purchased it much earlier than that date, you will need to purchase a physical disk the 10.6 OS install.

    At this point, I'm not sure if apple still sells these, but you can check with applecare or customer service. The cost is 30$

    Mountain Lion, 10.8, is the latest Mac OS. You can also upgrade to this for 20 dollars, but you need to first install 10.6...
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    There is a limited window where you can take advantage of the free update offer. Pretty sure it's within 30 days of the software release.

    You could probably pick up a used copy on eBay, or one of the many retailers that buy and sell used Apple computers and accessories. Alternatively, contact Apple and see if they can help you out.
     

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