Apple offers free Snow Leopard upgrade to MobileMe customers

19 April, 2012 - Paul Dixon
Snow Leopard

In an attempt to encourage MobileMe customers with older versions of OS X to move over to iCloud before MobileMe is shutdown on the 30th of June, Apple has launched a new upgrade program offering free DVD copies of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

To access iCloud you need to be running Apple’s latest operating system, OS X 10.7 Lion, which is only available if you have Snow Leopard installed – hence the reason for Apple’s offer. There is one slight downside to the offer – while Snow Leopard won’t cost you anything, you’ll need to pay £20.99 ($29.99) for a copy of Lion.

According to Macgasm, Apple has prepared the following guide for eligible customers:

Prepare for iCloud

The free Snow Leopard offer is available until the 15th of June. If you think you may be eligble, head over to, and login with your MobileMe details.

If you’re still running an older version of OS X, will this offer encourage you to upgrade? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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