8 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2014 3:37 AM by christopher rigby1
klday Level 1 Level 1

I have operating system os x 10.6.8 and would like to upgrade to Maverick.  Do I have to purchase this?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 Level 9

    The upgrade is free via the App Store if your machine supports it.

  • MarcusHansBrinkman Level 1 Level 1

    It says it is free but I have not been able to download it..It is a continuous rerouting back and forth between the Apple store and Itunes. What a shame updates have stop coming and the system is vulnerable ..Even Vimeo recently suggested I needded an upgrade to view their vids .. what a shock!

  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 Level 9

    Mavericks isn't available at the Apple Store or the iTunes Store.

    You can only get it from the App Store.

  • MarcusHansBrinkman Level 1 Level 1

    This Apple ID has not yet been used with the App Store. (also will not let me download even free apps.)


    Apple ID creation is not currently available on the Mac App Store. says: (go to itunes on your computer or ios device)

  • Eric Root Level 9 Level 9
    Mac OS X

    Do you have an Apple ID? You can't sign into the App Store with your Apple ID?

  • dianeoforegon Level 5 Level 5

    Just to clarify....


    Do you have an Apple ID?


    If no,


    1) Go to System Preferences > iCloud and enter your choice for an ID.




    2)  click on this link to create your Apple ID.


    Once you create your Apple ID, you can sign in the Mac App Store (MAS) to download Mavericks.


    Hope this helps!

  • MarcusHansBrinkman Level 1 Level 1

    I have an Apple ID and it is useless in terms of allowing downloads or upgrades from there. I'm in Taiwan ..so switched to Taiwan store link, but that only links back to main page. Seems this is a common problem.. Good luck if any one has had success in figuring this out please let me know... thanks

  • christopher rigby1 Level 4 Level 4

    Please be aware (as no-one else has mentioned it)...:


    If you upgrade to anything later than 10.6.8, NONE of your PowerPC software will run, as later OS X's don't have the Rosetta emulator. That might include, for example, all Adobe products prior to CS4, earlier versions of Quark, Apple Works, numerous games and utilities, a lot of shareware and donate-ware, etc. You should check first, using About This Mac / More Info... / Software / Applications (let it build the list, and sort by 'Kind' for easier checking); your Apps will be either Classic (they have never run on Intel Macs), PowerPC (needs 10.6 and Rosetta), Intel or Universal Binary (both ok in Lion or later for 95% of apps).


    By the way, I'm running 10.6.8 on a Core i5 iMac 2011, and I have no problems with Vimeo.