4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 10, 2012 8:35 AM by Klaus1
rockosdaddy Level 1 (0 points)

How do i download snow leopard os x v10.6.8

  • rockosdaddy Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been looking in the Mac store and it will not let me download.  I cannot sync my iphone 5 because itunes requires the new update, but i cannot do it without te snow leopard upgrade.

  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,822 points)

    Your question is confusing since you ask first about Mountain Lion and then about Snow Leopard. If you really are looking for Snow Leopard, that has never been available for download. If you call the online Apple Store, they may still have copies of Snow Leopard available though it's no longer listed on the web site. If they no longer have it available, as has been reported in a couple of recent threads, you'll need to look to private sellers, and the prices are rising quickly. If you buy from a private seller, make sure you get the retail disk set (white label with a picture of a Snow Leopard), not the system disks from another model of Mac (grey label).





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  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 (40,262 points)

    rockosdaddy wrote:


    I have been looking in the Mac store and it will not let me download.

    Don't know what "Mac store" is but if you have the Mac App Store, you already have Snow Leopard. Just go to the Apple menu in the upper left and click Software Update, which should bring you up to 10.6.8 which is needed for iTunes 10.7 with iPhone 5 support.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)

    Start by checking if you can run it:


    Requirements for OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'




    Whilst Apple have withdrawn Snow Leopard from their stores, you can still get it from Apple by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE (if you are in the USA) and they will supply the SL DVD for $20 for a single user, or $30 for a family pack that covers up to 5 Macs.  You can also purchase the code to use to download Lion from the same number (Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM, running the latest version of Snow Leopard), or you can purchase Mountain Lion from the App Store - if you can run that:




    If you are outside the US call your national Apple Helpline:




    If you're in the UK, use this number: 0871 508 4400


    When you have installed it, run Software Update to download and install the latest updates for Snow Leopard.