Will my Macbook 2011 brick if I upgrade it to Lion from Snow leopard?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by banapple, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. banapple macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all, here's my problem:

    My iPhone is on iOS 8, iOS 8 requires the latest iTunes, the latest iTunes requires my OS X to be at least Lion, I'm at Snow Leopard.


    I'm afraid to upgrade to Lion because my friend upgraded her iPhone from iOS 5 to iOS 8 and it bricked her phone so she had to buy a new one.

    Is it safe to upgrade from snow leopard to lion? Sorry I'm just paranoid it might brick my laptop, thanks in advance.
     
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000

    glenthompson

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    #2
    Very safe. As with any upgrade, make sure you have a full backup before starting. I've done every OS upgrade on my 2011 with no issues.
     
  3. JoelTheSuperior macrumors 6502

    JoelTheSuperior

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    #3
    It should be absolutely fine.

    Keep in mind that the 2011 MacBook is more than capable of running OS X Yosemite.

    With that in mind, any reason that you wouldn't upgrade straight to Yosemite?
     

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