6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2012 5:06 PM by Shm1ck
JudyLAndrews Level 1 Level 1

i currently have os x 10.4 and per itunes, i need 10.5 to download the itunes version that supports the ipod touch 4th generation

 

can i purchase 10.5 on the apple store and is it safe to go from 10.4 directly to 10.5....what is the best procedure

Reply by Kappy on Dec 24, 2012 1:34 PM Helpful

You cannot get Leopard from Apple any more. You will find copies from third-party vendors on eBay, Amazon, or Google.

 

If you have an Intel Mac you can upgrade to Snow Leopard instead provided your model meets the requirements shown below:

 

Upgrading to Snow Leopard

 

You must purchase Snow Leopard through the Apple Store: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.). The price is $19.99 plus tax. You will be sent physical media by mail after placing your order.

 

After you install Snow Leopard you will have to download and install the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 to update Snow Leopard to 10.6.8 and give you access to the App Store. Access to the App Store enables you to download Mountain Lion if your computer meets the requirements.

 

     Snow Leopard General Requirements

 

       1. Mac computer with an Intel processor

       2. 1GB of memory

       3. 5GB of available disk space

       4. DVD drive for installation

       5. Some features require a compatible Internet service provider;

           fees may apply.

       6. Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and

           terms apply.

Reply by Niel on Dec 24, 2012 1:32 PM Helpful

If you have a PowerPC G4 or G5 Mac, purchase Mac OS X 10.5 from a site such as eBay or Amazon.

If you have an Intel Mac, buy Mac OS X 10.6 from the online Apple Store.

 

In either case, back up your data first.

 

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  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    If you have a PowerPC G4 or G5 Mac, purchase Mac OS X 10.5 from a site such as eBay or Amazon.

    If you have an Intel Mac, buy Mac OS X 10.6 from the online Apple Store.

     

    In either case, back up your data first.

     

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  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    You cannot get Leopard from Apple any more. You will find copies from third-party vendors on eBay, Amazon, or Google.

     

    If you have an Intel Mac you can upgrade to Snow Leopard instead provided your model meets the requirements shown below:

     

    Upgrading to Snow Leopard

     

    You must purchase Snow Leopard through the Apple Store: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.). The price is $19.99 plus tax. You will be sent physical media by mail after placing your order.

     

    After you install Snow Leopard you will have to download and install the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 to update Snow Leopard to 10.6.8 and give you access to the App Store. Access to the App Store enables you to download Mountain Lion if your computer meets the requirements.

     

         Snow Leopard General Requirements

     

           1. Mac computer with an Intel processor

           2. 1GB of memory

           3. 5GB of available disk space

           4. DVD drive for installation

           5. Some features require a compatible Internet service provider;

               fees may apply.

           6. Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and

               terms apply.

  • JudyLAndrews Level 1 Level 1

    I have a mac mini

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    Choose About this Mac from the Apple menu and check if it has a PowerPC or an Intel processor. Just saying you have a Mac mini doesn't tell anyone.

     

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  • JudyLAndrews Level 1 Level 1

    did what you said....i have an intel 1.5 GHz processor....THANK YOU!!!!!

  • Shm1ck Level 2 Level 2

    Will used install disc's work or do they have to be brand new?