5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 4, 2012 3:47 AM by David Empson
Jalil-f Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am new to MAC. I got an old Mac Book Pro running 10.6.8. I tried to download Xcode and SDK for iPhone but it complains that I need to have 10.7.4 and above. I have spent hours trying to find out how to upgrade but could not find how to do it. I can't find Lion on App Store any more and Mountain Lion does not install on my computer. I think because it is too old..


Is there anyway I can go to 10.7.4 from 10.6.8?





  • 1. Re: Upgrading from 10.6.8
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (242,095 points)

    Phone the Apple Store and order a download code for Lion.



  • 2. Re: Upgrading from 10.6.8
    MacMan240 Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

    What happens when you try to download Mountain Lion? It worked fine for me, I chose to reformat using my OS X Snow Leopard Disk. A few days ago, I went straight from 10.6 to 10.8 and it worked fine. Xcode also works on Mountain Lion

  • 3. Re: Upgrading from 10.6.8
    Jalil-f Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When I try to download Mountain Lion it says Purchase could not be completed. I have a 2 GHz Intel Core Duo and it says Mountain Lion needs a Core 2 Duo, Core i3, etc. I guess my system is not meeting the requirement.

  • 4. Re: Upgrading from 10.6.8
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    http://www.apple.com/osx/specs Your computer isn't compatible. Buy Lion calling Apple

  • 5. Re: Upgrading from 10.6.8
    David Empson Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    If your computer has a "Core Duo" processor then you can't run Lion either. Lion requires an Intel "Core 2 Duo", Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or Xeon processor.


    You will not be able to upgrade that computer beyond Snow Leopard, so you either need a newer Mac or you need an older version of Xcode which will run on Snow Leopard.


    If you register as an Apple developer (free) via https://developer.apple.com/programs/register/, you can gain access to the developer downloads section https://developer.apple.com/downloads/, and from there you can download Xcode 3.2.6 and the iOS 4.3 SDK for Snow Leopard.


    A few later versions of Xcode (4.0 through 4.2) also run on Snow Leopard, but I think you can only get them now if you are a paid member of the Mac or iOS developer programme (US$99 per annum for each programme). I am now a paid member, but I was a registered developer while those versions were current and I didn't have access to them unless I bought them from the App Store.


    If you intend to get into iOS programming, you will need to be able to run the latest version of OS X so you can run the latest developer tools. That will mean getting a new Mac.