5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2015 2:58 AM by Tom Gewecke
Juan-Man Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Any way to install IBooks in my mac air with an Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5?

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (257,550 points)

    Upgrade to Mavericks:

     

    Upgrading to Mavericks

     

    You can upgrade to Mavericks from Lion or directly from Snow Leopard. Mavericks can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for FREE.

     

    Upgrading to Mavericks

     

    To upgrade to Mavericks you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or Lion installed. Download Mavericks from the App Store. Sign in using your Apple ID. Mavericks is free. The file is quite large, over 5 GBs, so allow some time to download. It would be preferable to use Ethernet because it is nearly four times faster than wireless.

     

        OS X Mavericks- System Requirements

     

          Macs that can be upgraded to OS X Mavericks

     

             1. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) - Model Identifier 7,1 or later

             2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) - Model Identifier 5,1 or later

             3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) - Model Identifier 2,1 or later

             5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             7. Xserve (Early 2009) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

     

    To find the model identifier open System Profiler in the Utilities folder. It's displayed in the panel on the right.

     

         Are my applications compatible?

     

             See App Compatibility Table - RoaringApps.

  • nico101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The reason the person asked the question is because many Macs, such as the older Intel Core Duo Mac Mini, and others, cannot go higher than OSX 10.7.5.

     

    A bit pointless to suggest that an upgrade to Mavericks is the answer.

     

    So, the question remains. Does anyone know if it is possible to install iBooks on 10.7.5?

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (257,550 points)

    You are trolling a one year old post that is inactive.

     

    The question was answered. You must have Mavericks or later for iBooks Author. Check it out on the App Store instead of trolling here.

  • nico101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The official Apple support search box directed here on June 27 2015, so still pretty  relevant for someone using 10.7.5 who cannot upgrade to Mavericks.

     

    The question was not about iBooks Author.

     

    Incidentally, just found the answer in the Applestore: No, iBooks does not work on 10.7.5, but there is a fantastic eBook reader in the Applestore that does, it is   called Clearview.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (75,475 points)

    nico101 wrote:

     

    there is a fantastic eBook reader in the Applestore that does, it is   called Clearview.

     

    Clearview cannot substitute for iBooks for many purposes, as it says in the its info:  IMPORTANT: No support for DRM protected ebooks! (Such as many of the books sold on iTunes or other book stores)