MacBook Version?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Steve~Jobs, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Steve~Jobs macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2012
    I have a MacBook air that is: Mac OS X 10.6.8

    I clicked on the software hardware update and everything is up to date.

    However when I go to download an app in the App store it says it can't be downloaded because "Mac OS X version 10.7.2 or later is required"

    How do I upgrade to that?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You have to buy Lion (10.7) from the Mac App Store. It's an upgrade, not an update.

    Software update, upgrade--what's the difference?
  3. Steve~Jobs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2012
    Will the upgrade slow down or improve my MacBook? Here are the specs:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB71.0039.B0B
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Probably slow it down a bit, as Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is a bit hungry for RAM, thus 4 GB RAM might be better.

  5. GGJstudios, Mar 26, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It depends on what applications you run. As you've already experienced, some apps won't run on earlier versions of Mac OS X, and some may not run on Lion. You have to do some homework and read some of the many existing threads on Lion to find out if it's best for your needs.

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