2 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2012 3:24 AM by Carolyn Samit Branched to a new discussion.
shafiqkr Level 1 (0 points)

...can i download Mac OS X 10.7 free from any site?i want to learn iphone development for which i need Mac OS X 10.7 or heigher versions...so they ask me to pay 30$.can i download free from net?just like we can download visual studio etc free.

Now i have 10.6 or 10.8



thanks on advance

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,360 points)



    No. You must pay for v10.7 Lion. You can purchase Lion from the App Store (if you have Snow Leopard v10.6.6 minimum installed) or you can purchase the thumb drive from the Apple online store.


    OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive - Apple Store


    Make sure your Mac meets Lion's requirements ..



    • Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
    • 2GB of memory
    • OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
    • 7GB of available space


    Apple - OS X Lion - Technical specifications

  • Level 8 (41,760 points)

    In addition to what Carolyn said, you have meet the hardware requirements for Lion: at least an Intel Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7, or Xeon processor, 2 GB ram though 4 GB works much better, and 7 GB free space on the hard drive.


    If you want to do development work, you will need at least 4 GB ram to work efficiently.


    You also will need to look into Xcode for Lion, available to registered developers.