Could I use this product to downgrade a brand new iMac (which includes Lion) to 10.6.7?

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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    The simple answer is "no". I strongly recommend sticking to the OS version that comes with your Mac, or a supported successor.

    The technical answer is that you can do it in some circumstances. This depends on the release date of the hardware in question.

    Snow Leopard will work on hardware configurations that existed prior to or during it's life as the current version of OS X. For any hardware that is released after the launch of Lion, you cannot downgrade the operating system - it will not work.

    Do not forget that AppleCare will not support a retrofitted configuration either - and with good reason!