Talked to Apple today, I may need some help still.

Is it fair that Apple can block my Core 2 Duo MacBook from 64-bit systems.

  • It is fair that they can block my Core 2 Duo from 64-bit

    Votes: 6 100.0%
  • It is not fair that Apple should do that.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I do not know.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    6

VinesPlus

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 2, 2016
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0
Nevada
So today I had an Online Chat with apple support and Was asking A few questions here is How it went:
Monday, May 02, 2016 12:29 PM
Duration: 15 minutes 30 seconds

Apple
Hi, my name is Nathan. It'll be just a moment while I review the comments you provided.

Apple:
Hello Andre! How are you doing today?

Me:
Good! How about you?

Apple:
Doing well, thanks for asking! I see you have some questions about your MacBook today is that right?

Me:
I have a few questions about my MacBook and OS X and Yes.

Apple:
Sure thing! What can I help out with?

Me:
So I got this macbook about a month ago from someone for online schooling and my family is on budget, and some thing reqire osx 10.8 and later is there any way I can get 10.8 or 10.9 unofficially even ?

Apple:
It looks like the model showing up here is the Macbook 13 inch from Late 2006. That model can only upgrade to OS X 10.7.5 due to hardware compatibility.

Me
I would be disappointed if apple does not because my macbook is 64-bit architecture but apple blocks it out. it is A Core 2 Duo which your 2009-2012 MacBooks have. If it can run Windows 10 it sure can run El Capitan!

Me:
OK, Thanks

Me:
And is there any way to download mavericks or yosemite because I cannot find it anywhere on the appstore.

Apple
There is not, with the release of El Capitan any model that can support Mavericks or Yosemite can also support El Capitan so we pulled the previous versions to ensure everyone is up to date

Me:
Ok thanks!

Apple:
You are quite welcome! Thank you for chatting with me and if you need anything else just let us know!

Me:
Ok! I will, thanks!

Your Chat session has ended. Thanks for talking to Apple Support.
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So what do you think? Read the part about getting the Install Mavericks or Yosemite...
So can anyone still help me with getting Mavericks and/or Yosemite installer? And flashing it on my Late-2006 13.3 inch MacBook Core 2 Duo Black A1181? Any help appreciated!!!!!!!
 

ActionableMango

macrumors G3
Sep 21, 2010
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Yes I think it is fair for a company making software to determine which older platforms they intend to support for it, even if it is an arbitrary choice and not directly related to hardware.

I also think it is fair for people to try to run that software on the unsupported hardware anyway, with the understanding that they shouldn't expect the company to support them in any way.

Here is a guide for getting newer versions of OS X installed on unsupported (but otherwise compatible) hardware:
http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/os-x-yosemite-on-unsupported-macs-guide.1761432/
 

VinesPlus

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 2, 2016
6
0
Nevada
Yes I think it is fair for a company making software to determine which older platforms they intend to support for it, even if it is an arbitrary choice and not directly related to hardware.

I also think it is fair for people to try to run that software on the unsupported hardware anyway, with the understanding that they shouldn't expect the company to support them in any way.

Here is a guide for getting newer versions of OS X installed on unsupported (but otherwise compatible) hardware:
http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/os-x-yosemite-on-unsupported-macs-guide.1761432/
Thank You so much for your opinion!
[doublepost=1462222658][/doublepost]Where Can I get A copy of yosemite?