Apple Selling $20 OS X Lion and Mountain Lion in Online Store

Apple is now offering redemption codes on its online store for both OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion for users of older Macs who have not previously purchased the software, reports TechCrunch.

Lion and Mountain Lion, which are no longer available for download directly from the Mac App Store, can be bought for $19.99 each. Purchasing either one of the older operating systems will result in an email with a content code that can be redeemed within the Mac App Store.

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If you need to purchase Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, you may order it from this page.

The most current version of OS X is OS X 10.9 Mavericks. To learn more, please click here.

What do you receive: An email with a content code for the Mac App Store.
Note: Redemption codes are usually delivered within 1 business day but may occasionally take longer.

Previously, users were able to purchase a copy of Lion, but doing so required a phone call to Apple. OS X Mountain Lion was available via the Mac App Store earlier this week, but it has since been removed in favor of Mavericks, leaving the new online purchasing system as the only way to acquire an older Apple OS.

Customers who have previously purchased Lion or Mountain Lion can download the operating systems through the "Purchases" tab of the Mac App Store.

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Top Rated Comments

Dewroo Avatar
138 months ago
And the reason they don't just leave it for the public in the Mac App Store along with Mavericks is......?

Costumer confusion. They wouldn't necessarily realize that Mavericks is the better and latest version. they'd see the price tag on mountain lion or lion and think "gee, since it costs more, it must be better!"
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
138 months ago
perfect for those still buying iPad 2s apparently :p
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lickinstick Avatar
138 months ago
thank u Apple for providing best system for mac computers.

Tim u are great chairman. God bless.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TylerL Avatar
138 months ago
I get still offering Snow Leopard and Lion, but Mountain Lion and Mavericks share the same system requirements.
There's no reason I can think of to run (let alone spend time and money installing) Mountain Lion, now that Mavericks is out...not to mention FREE.

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Is there a Mac that shipped with 10.5 that can run OSXM?
Yes. In fact, there are a few models (Mid 2007 iMac, etc) that originally shipped with 10.4!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
osx11 Avatar
138 months ago
Glad that Apple cares about legacy hardware. YOU ROCK!!!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
9000 Avatar
138 months ago
If my computer could not run Mountain Lion or later, I'd definitely take Snow Leopard over the half-baked Lion.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)