Apple Quietly Removes Lion As Mountain Lion Launches.


Where’s the King?


It is not a secret that Mountain Lion is available now. Yes, it is from today onwards and this replaces last year’s version of OS X. However, it seems that the older version has been taken off the shelves.

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What? Where’s Lion?

Readers on have reported that the Lion is no longer in the Mac App Store. Even the USB thumb drive with the Lion installer sold by Apple has been taken off. All links related to the official Lion stores or pages handled by Apple shows that Lion is no longer available. Apple confirms that they have removed Lion, however stated that it is still available by purchasing from the store’s telesales agents.

Can I Run Mountain Lion?

However, this move may create some problems for people who have purchased a Mac in previous years and has to get the older upgrades. Some users may not be able to use the Mountain Lion. These Macs may have to upgrade their hardware to support Mountain Lion or get new Macs.

We have the list here that can run Mountain Lion: (taken from

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iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
Xserve (Early 2009)

Do not despair however, you can still use your old Lion if you got an old Lion OS lying around, maybe you could sell it online to cover for your new Mountain Lion OS? You never know, someone might want it……..

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