The Mac App Store aggressively promotes free operating system upgrades, even on older computers that can’t install them. Why?
My colleague Craig fired up his 2008 iMac today, because that’s the kind of thing we do here at How-to Geek. While checking the Mac App Store for security updates he saw a large banner promoting High Sierra, in the Updates panel, complete with a “FREE UPGRADE” button:
Intrigued, he clicked the banner and tried to download the update, only to be told his computer is not compatible.
If that’s the case why was there a banner promoting the upgrade in the first place?Users head to the Updates panel to install security updates, but this makes that experience frustrating.
To be clear: I think promoting the latest version of macOS on machines running something older is a good thing overall. But why use up screen real estate promoting something that can’t be installed?