Skip navigation
This discussion is locked

No iCloud on Snow Leopard? THIS IS A JOKE, APPLE!

141522 Views 1,154 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2012 10:31 AM by MlchaelLAX RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • barthold Calculating status...

    Good tip, Ashley to leave some feedback to Apple, in a polite way.

  • AngryStamen Calculating status...

    I just left the following feedback on the "iCloud feedback" form:


    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I find it very disappointing that Apple is not supporting Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) for iCloud, and yet, a Microsoft Vista user can use iCloud with no problem.  Microsoft Vista was released in January 2007, well over 4 years ago, whereas Apple's Snow Leopard was released just over 2 years ago, in August of 2009.  It is baffling and, quite frankly, insulting, that Microsoft users are being accommodated better than your own Apple customers!!



    Please, do the right thing and extend iCloud compatibility to Snow Leopard users.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------


    I hope that, if enough of us leave similar feedback, maybe we'll get satisfaction.


    Also, it looks as though Apple, at one point, intended to support Snow Leopard, if this engadget rumor is any indication:



    Oh well...I guess we have to wait and see!!


  • Woodwyn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 13, 2011 12:20 PM (in response to AngryStamen)

    I'm pretty sure that I read an official statement from Apple that iClod will support Snow Leopard, but for a fee and some limited functionality. If this is not the case after the fact, then it is simply false advertising.

  • AshleyTarver Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 13, 2011 12:58 PM (in response to AngryStamen)

    Stamen, that was a good feedback post to Apple. I basically sent something vey similar to my post on here minus the capital letters and bold.


    For those new to the thread and missed page 1, use this form to be heard by Apple:


  • Dexter Paris Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 13, 2011 1:25 PM (in response to Timo_K)

    Same here, I’m also very disappointed about not supporting Snow Leopard!


    I’m not able to upgrade to Lion because I’m running Adobes CS4 which is not running properly on Lion …


    Apple, work on that!

  • mishkop Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 13, 2011 5:12 PM (in response to Timo_K)
    • Just a brain wave.... Buy windows7 machine and you don't have to worry about Snow Leopard.(from now on you can relax Apple will support you longer then its own operating systems)


    • Second wave: Could we fake it?: use parallel system on your Snow Leopard to run Windows to access iCloud?


    • Hmmm or wait for Windows 8 to swap to serious computing...


    Joke: How to use MacBook Pro 2.8Ghz i7 8gb as a iPad. Spend £20 on Lion Vista


    Sorry Apple I love you but you should listen please

  • darix Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 13, 2011 11:58 PM (in response to mishkop)

    Meanwhile I'll get 50GB for FREE from

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 14, 2011 2:24 AM (in response to Timo_K)

    You could just use bootcamp to convert your mac into

    a win7 machine.  My macs run win7 better than any PC

    I have seen other than maybe the pricey super gaming machines.


    The mac hardware in my opinion is still the best made.

  • Fabrizio Rovelli Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 14, 2011 2:56 AM (in response to Timo_K)

    As I writed elsewhere on that forum, I REALLY hope that Apple will not let SL users out of iCloud. And it's not for te $29: I'll be happy to pay the same for that fantomatic 10.6.9 version, too



    ...but updating to Lion could be too dangerous for compatibility of my entire work system (software & hardware, absolutely NOT so old)...





    PS: sorry for my poor english


    PS 2: @woodmeister50, thanks for your suggestion but... wow... "convert my mac into a win7 machine"..... sounds soooooo sad to me... 

  • Carlo TD Level 3 Level 3 (550 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 14, 2011 3:02 AM (in response to Timo_K)

    Booo Hoooo just upgrade to lion!!!! The Waaa-ambulance has been notified.

  • Alancito Level 6 Level 6 (10,775 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 14, 2011 4:01 AM (in response to barthold)

    barthold wrote:


    Will it still be available through the Mail app in some way? Or do I have to use the web interface on my Mac, for mail on

    barthold ~ I could be wrong, but my interpretation of the Apple doc below is that Snow Leopard's Mail app could still access email in iCloud. In Lion, presumably Mail's configuration is automatically set up via System Preferences > iCloud. In Snow Leopard, any required re-configuration would need to be done manually via the Mail app itself, i.e. Mail menu > Preferences... > Accounts. ...Perhaps someone here can confirm the above from actual experience.


    iCloud: Mail server information


  • Kimmycat Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 14, 2011 4:07 AM (in response to darix)

    Actually 5GB is free on, but 50gb costs $19.99 pa .

  • m0thr4 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 14, 2011 4:26 AM (in response to Timo_K)

    Looking at this from a business perspective:  Apple are a profit-making company, and their main revenue stream is hardware, the operating system is shipped free with their machines, and upgrades are extremely cheap.  Therefore, I don't really find it at all surprising that they encourage their users to upgrade their hardware in order to enjoy their latest software features. 


    So, from Apple's perspective (and more importantly, their shareholders' perspectives), the loyal customers are the ones that keep up with the latest hardware in order to keep up with the software, rather than those that stick with old & soon-to-be-unsupported machinery.

  • theNathanBaker Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 14, 2011 4:40 AM (in response to Timo_K)

    Well here is my complaint that I sent in.



    I just want to say that I agree with the many other people who are upset that (as far as we know) Snow Leopard will NOT be supporting iCloud.



    Personally, I don't find Lion to be that great of an update and I'd rather NOT upgrade my Macbook Pro. Secondly, I CAN'T run Lion on my iMac because it is not 64-bit. Which by the way, the only reason I can find that 32-bit Intel Macs cannot run Lion is for the simple bragging rights of claiming "Totally 64 bit".



    If you boot Lion into 32 bit mode it runs just fine on my early 2006 iMac Intel Core Duo. However, this doesn't really provide a good user experience because the first time I update the OS the computer wouldn't boot.



    I understand that there is a rumor that an update to Snow Leopard will enable iCloud support. I hope this is true. I also hope that it won't be "limited support" - meaning that there is no reason Photo Stream shouldn't work with iPhoto 9.2 as I was able to update to that version.



    I think it's pretty lousy service to force your loyal customers into this predicament of being forced to buy new machines unnecessarily.



    You offer Windows users a better deal. Shame on you.



    Do the right thing and provide iCloud support in 10.6.9


  • lucas_dev Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 14, 2011 5:21 AM (in response to Timo_K)

    This is your opinnion, and i would say that i agree to some of it. But. Apple inc are still creating their products for a business, and the bigger they get, the less personal they get, by default it'd be the same with a successful business man. im sure they'll make a fix for this by 2012 and if not, they're just moving on. but for god's sake dont get WINDOWS!!! of all the OS' available. get Ubuntu Linux if you want to change... but yes, it is gay of apple. but if you have an ios 5 device it'll be fine for you...

1 2 3 4 ... 77 Previous Next


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (10)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.