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

    Jan 14, 2013
    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


    Apr 27, 2011
    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


    Feb 10, 2014
    London, UK
    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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