I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8 on my MacBook with the Core 2 Duo processor.

I want to use iBooks Author and as I understand I need to upgrade my OS so I can access the App Store to download iBooks Author.

iBooks Author says it needs at least 10.6.6.

  • If I upgrade to something above 10.6.6, do I first need to upgrade to 10.6.6?

  • Can I download an upgrade instead of buying physical product?

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The way I interpret the "Requires 10.6.6" requirement is that any of the 10.6 releases (currently 10.6.6, 10.6.7, 10.6.8) are supported, along with any of the 10.7 releases (currently 10.7, 10.7.1, 10.7.2, 10.7.3). It doesn't matter which version you start or end with; just end up with 10.6.6 or newer.

Apple only sells SnowLeopard (10.6) on DVD. I'm not aware of a legal download for SnowLeopard. I recently bought the DVD for a relative and it had an older version, like 10.6.3. I installed from the DVD, then updated to 10.6.8 with Software Update. (My assumption is that Apple only updates the OS on the packaged media when they deem it necessary.)

  • thanks. i just added a question... and realised i probably shouldve set up a new post for it
    – Richard
    Feb 13, 2012 at 23:04

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