Apple Now Selling OS X Lion/Mountain Lion Content Codes On Web Site for Older Macs
Apple just released OS X Mavericks
this week, and those with older Macs that donít support OS X Mavericks will find that OS X Mavericks is the only available option in the Mac App Store. Fortunately, for those using older Macs that don't support OS X Mavericks that want to upgrade to the latest compatible operating system, Apple is now offering OS X Lion
and OS X Mountain Lion
online from their Web site.
The user ultimately gets to choose the operating system version that they want to download and install on their older system, but unlike OS X Mavericks, Apple is still charging $19.99 each for both the OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion upgrades from their Web site.
What the user actually gets for the $19.99 charge is a content code in an e-mail that can be used for the upgrade. The e-mail can take up to 1 business day, or even longer in some cases, to receive after payment. The content code can be used in the Mac App Store to initiate the download of the operating system the user chose.
If you have an OS X Mavericks-capable machine, we would recommend upgrading to OS X Mavericks, as itís free and adds all of the features OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion do, and more. These downloads on Apple's Web site are intended for older machines that OS X Mavericks does not support.