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Apple Software

Apple’s macOS and other related software is available for all Macs. While not provided by the university, use this information to guide you in obtaining Apple software or upgrading to the latest macOS.
Affiliation: Faculty Staff Students


Any Mac (used by faculty, staff, or students) is eligible for an upgrade to macOS at no cost, provided it meets hardware requirements. Visit the Mac App Store for more details on available software and upgrades.

How to get it

If you use a university-owned device and want to learn more about enrolling in Secure Computing, please contact OIT at

Apple IDs 

  • Recent changes made by Apple required CU Boulder to claim the domain and as such, the creation of personal Apple IDs with addresses is no longer permitted by Apple. 
  • Existing personal Apple IDs using are not impacted by this change, only the creation of new IDs.
  • If you need access to the University's Apple Developer program, you should use a personal Apple ID.