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Apple prevents you from downloading old software from its Mac App Store

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Bad news for those who cling to older versions of certain applications on their Macs: Apple has removed these versions of various applications from the “Purchased” tab on the Mac App Store , so you can’t download them even if you’ve purchased them. Even OS X versions have been affected.

Apple prevents you from downloading old software from its Mac App Store
Apple prevents you from downloading old software from its Mac App Store

Basically, we can’t download iPhoto or Aperture again if we delete them from our Mac. We also can’t download OS X Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks. Apple only wants to make available the latest versions of its programs, which integrate with current iCloud services.

Those with older Macs have just seen how difficult it is to reinstall their system

This is especially hard for those with older Macs, since it’s great for them to have older OS X installers available. Now they have no choice but to look for alternative repositories , or browse the P2P sources to see if they can find someone to share it with.

I myself, as you can see in the image above, have stopped seeing all the versions of OS X that I have downloaded from the Mac App Store. There are already users who are complaining about it in forums like Reddit, saying that this is just putting stones in the way and that not everyone always chooses to update to the latest.

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