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joel1229 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a question whayy the app store is not avilable for leopard??

Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Tomas95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I asked and was told what you are about to hear: you need 10.6.6 to be able to access the App Store for Macs.

    Sounds good, right?
  • bartron Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Because the app store is Intel binaries only.

    If you have an Intel mac you can run Snow Leopard. The upgrade is cheap and you can then use the app store. If you have a PPC mac running Leopard then the App store is useless anyway as the App store only serves Intel binaries.
  • John W Kennedy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Because the App Store is actually part of Lion, being released early.
  • joel1229 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB51.0073.B06
    SMC Version (system): 1.32f8
    Serial Number (system): W88**M1AQ
    Hardware UUID: 22B90F2E-8142-5A6E-96F8-F98**BAE24
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    thath my harware especfication i have a intel???

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  • deggie Level 9 Level 9 (50,780 points)
    Yes, buy Snow Leopard for $29 USD, install it then upgrade to 10.6.6 and the Mac App Store will appear.
  • Bahrami Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    It is a little sad. I too still use Leopard. I have some software that is not Snow Leopard friendly and I am too cheap to upgrade.
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,995 points)
    Then, you must live with the consequences.
  • a7 Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    Its only 30 bucks to upgrade to Snow Leopard........

    worth it in my opinion. Then you can access the app store
  • Parrish Jones Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    I think the upgrade to Snow is well worth it. There's a lot more than App Store that comes with it.
  • jim Long1 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    I can't believe you HAVE to have virtually BRAND NEW Mac's to use the latest new gadgets. I have 8 Mac computers between my home and office. Only 1 is Intel and it's for my bookkeeping (so there won't be any games or apps downloaded on that computer). I cannot afford to replace even ONE of these G5 computers given this economy.....

    Come on Apple! Think sometimes, won't ya?? Not everyone can afford brand new machines!
  • Parrish Jones Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    Obviously, you are caught in a bind on this one. My computer is three years old and Intel. I may very well feel a door shut in my face, has I not been able to go to 10.6. However, Apple has to move ahead, and work with developers. We all know when we buy a computer or other technology that eventually we will become dinosaurs. I'd like to be able to do TV and movie streaming but my TV does not have the connections and most of the devices that are easiest to use for that purpose do not work on our TV so we are unable to do so without spending a minimum of $400. I feel your pain.
  • actionmarker Level 4 Level 4 (1,400 points)
    The App Store is just another shop front. You still have the whole internet and all the physical shops throughout the world to buy software.

    IMO all the Mac App Store is doing at the moment is making it much easier to impulse buy software most people don't really need, and most if it is available the 'old' way anyway.
  • stewend Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    While I have upgraded my older macbook pro to Snow Leopard and enjoy the app store at home all my office macs are still on Leopard because of lingering font issues where Snow Leopard font handling does not render Adobe Type 1 fonts very well. Many of my outside vendors such as designers and printers are still using Leopard for this same reason. Sad that Apple lost sight of the design community in it's march forward with new technology. Publishers cannot simply ignore the thousands of legacy titles which were built with what was at the time cutting edge and recommended font formats. Still I am an avid mac supporter who started with the mac when designers were the only one's using it...
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,780 points)
    This is a user to user forum. If you want the Apple Store to come to you, http://www.apple.com/feedback/
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