5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 12:20 PM by HACKINT0SH
Zagorich Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Just bought a Macbook Pro, and trying to get my software updates. I do have an old Apple Account but the Card i used to use has now expired and i dont have a new one that will work(Our current country location is not supported by App Store). So how am i supposed to update this thing? The old Software update was so much easier.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: App store account without a credit card
    HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,755 points)

    You don't. If it's not supported, then your location is not supported.

  • 2. Re: App store account without a credit card
    Zagorich Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well it wont let me update my iPhoto or iMovie. What am i supposed to do? It let me get the OS and the Software update, but not those two without signing in. Even if our location was supported, i wouldnt want to put in a Credit Card number. This is stupid.

  • 3. Re: App store account without a credit card
    HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,755 points)

    Due to currency laws, and government beuracracy, etc, your account can not be made universal. You are asking for a simple solution in a complex problem.

  • 4. Re: App store account without a credit card
    Zagorich Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is a simple solution, keep it how it used to be. I never had this problem with my 2008 Macbook. It was all under software update and worked fine. They have made it this way so that we hesitate less to buy their programs as our Credit information is already typed in. Yes, I can set my location to Australia or America and use a family members Credit Card, but why should I? By making simple things harder, it makes people like me resort to using Torrents and other "unsupported" ways of getting updated programs. I have paid for the laptop, I have paid for the programs, I should be entitled to the updates aswell.

    I do thankyou for your help though, Hackintosh, my rant is not directed at you, im just ****** off and feeling like I have wasted money when I normally have nothing but praise for anything Apple.

  • 5. Re: App store account without a credit card
    HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,755 points)

    It is not so much Apple's decision behind this. Contrary to popular belief, they are often at the mercy of government rulings, and over-protective media publishers, developers, etc. Maybe in the future this will be solved.... sort of like how the whole world will end up Speaking Chinese and using the Euro