OS automatic updating

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DanielJ, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. DanielJ macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2006
    Hello. I'm new to the Mac world, so please bear with my question. It's my understanding that the OS automatically updates itself whenever there is a new version available from Apple. I am wondering then - when there is a completely new edition of the OS out (Leopard), is this also automatically updated for Mac users? Or would you need to buy it?

    Thank you,
  2. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
  3. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    When there's a new 10.4.x update, it will appear in your Software Update and you can set it to automatically downlaod.

    If there's a new version of the OS, 10.3 (Panther) to 10.4 (Tiger) or 10.4 to 10.5 (Leopard), it's a new OS so you need to purchase the new one for around $129 if you want the functionality it offers. Some update every OS, some every other OS or when they get a new computer - it depends on whether the features are what you need.

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