Apple goes retro with free downloads of OS X Lion and Mountain Lion
Macworld|September 2021
You no longer have to pay a $20 upgrade fee to get older download codes— but you can if you want.
ROMAN LOYOLA

While macOS is currently on version 11 (otherwise known as Big Sur) and macOS 12 Monterey (fave.co/3ikjzTg) is coming later this year, there are plenty of folks who use old versions of the Mac operating system. Some people are still using OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and until recently, you had to pay Apple $19.99 to get download codes for those OSes. But there’s good news: Apple is now offering Lion and Mountain Lion for free for anyone who wants them. To get Lion and Mountain Lion for free, you can visit the support documents for those OSes on Apple’s website:

Mac OS X Lion installer free download (fave.co/3A57KX5) (4.72GB)

Mac OS X Mountain Lion installer free download (fave.co/3ifzpOU) (4.45GB)

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