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2006 MBP can't run Lion....

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njf015 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 7, 2012 2:03 PM

So I have bought a iPhone 4s, have a mobile me account (and have for a few years now) and am told to upgrade to Lion to enable usage of iCloud as MobileMe is being closed.  Owning a 2006 MBP, I can't get Lion as the chipset isn't supported....

Where to next??

Dont really need/want to buy a new latop just to upgrade to 'the cloud' but if that is my only option, then I would (unfortunately) have to say APPLE FAIL

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,420 points)
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    Apr 7, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to njf015)

    It is your only option.

     

    Allan

  • FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)
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    Apr 7, 2012 2:10 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)

    I'm one of the abandoned, like you, NJ, and that's because a big part of Lion is coded as 64-bit only, and our Macs are 32-bit only. Believe you me, I wish it were different, but alas, it isn't. After that, it's up to you to invest in a new Mac or not, but if you don't want to, or can't, shell out the money, you can also pair your iDevice over iCloud from a PC (Windows 7 preferred), and those come cheap, last I checked.

     

    See here: http://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/pc.html

  • FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)
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    Apr 8, 2012 12:29 AM (in response to njf015)

    I hear you (though I have a recent Lenovo laptop running Windows 7 that works like a charm; it being 64-bit and embarking 6Gb of RAM probably has something to do with that). Alternately, you can install a (legitimate) version of Windows (7 comes to mind, but if you can buy a used DVD of Vista, why not?) in a virtual machine, for example using VirtualBox, and connect to iCloud through it.

  • EastDog Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 4, 2012 11:05 PM (in response to FrenchToast)

    FrenchToast wrote:

     

    I hear you (though I have a recent Lenovo laptop running Windows 7 that works like a charm; it being 64-bit and embarking 6Gb of RAM probably has something to do with that). Alternately, you can install a (legitimate) version of Windows (7 comes to mind, but if you can buy a used DVD of Vista, why not?) in a virtual machine, for example using VirtualBox, and connect to iCloud through it.

     

    You can... but kind of a horrific bit of behavior by Apple that is putting its longtime users in this position, eh?  That 64-bit argument noted above is a red-herring - iCloud can work on 32-bit Windows.  And ios, of course.  There are obviously not technical limitiations at work here.  Just short-sighted business considerations.

     

    Also, most likely, it has already been done, just not released.  Search for "evidence icloud on snow leopard"

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