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What are the supported Apple Macintosh Operating System Versions for IBM SPSS Statistics?

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Question

I would like to know what are the supported Macintosh Operating system versions for IBM SPSS Statistics versions?

Answer

Please see the list below. It is strongly recommended to review the platform information on IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports. The installation of IBM SPSS Statistics software on Apple Macintosh OSX operating systems requires an Intel processor.

A) Apple Macintosh MacOS Sierra (10.12)

Support for IBM SPSS Statistics 24 only. It is also recommended to install the latest FixPack 1 for release 24 on Mac.

No older SPSS Statistics releases are supported on Sierra.

B) Apple Macintosh OSX El Capitan (10.11)

Support for IBM SPSS Statistics 24. Please see the Release notes - IBM SPSS Statistics 24.0 for known issues on Macintosh.

Full documentation including installation material provided in different languages and manuals for release 24 can be found on IBM SPSS Statistics 24 Documentation webpage.

Also, Support for IBM SPSS Statistics 23. Note: if you want to install on El Capitan, please refer to technote 1970391

C) Apple Macintosh OSX Yosemite (10.10)

Support for IBM SPSS Statistics 24, IBM SPSS Statistics 23 and IBM SPSS Statistics 22

Note: Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) was released on Thursday, October 16th 2014 by Apple after Statistics 22 was released. If you like to use Statistics 22 on Yosemite you need to install Statistics 22 Fixpack 2 as well. Statistics 22 FixPack 2 and release Statistics 23 are fully tested on Yosemite OSX 10.10. So if you like to run Statistics 22 on Yosemite please install Statistics 22 FixPack 2 and also read the section below:

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In some instances it can be necessary to re-install the legacy Apple Java 6 on 10.10 for the use of Statistics 22 FixPack 2 on this platform

Download and re-install Apple Java 6

- After you upgraded your Apple Mac OSX from a previous release to 10.10, Apple Java 6 may no longer exists on your upgraded system. If you then launch Statistics 22 which is an application that relies on Java 6, it can happen, the Mac OS pops up a dialog box stating Java 6 was requested, but none is present.
- The Java dialog has a "More Info" button, which when clicked opens a browser to an Apple Tech Support page for Apple Java 2014-001. A download link is provided:
http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1572
- Click on the download link and a DMG containing the Java 6 installer is downloaded.
- Then you open the Java DMG, double click on the Java installer, follow the prompts and complete the installation of Java 6.

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D) Apple Macintosh OSC Mavericks (10.9)

Support for IBM SPSS Statistics 23 and IBM SPSS Statistics 22

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Note: IBM SPSS Statistics 22 was developed and released prior to Apple's release of OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). However, Statistics 22 can be installed on Mac OSX 10.9 if you install Apple Java SE 6 (1.6.0_65) on OS X 10.9 first before you install Statistics 22. Please see http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1572 for download.

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E) Apple Macintosh OSX Mountain Lion (10.8)

Support for IBM SPSS Statistics 22 and IBM SPSS Statistics 21, also IBM SPSS Statistics 20.

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Note: IBM SPSS Statistics 20 was developed and released prior to Apple's release of 10.8 (Mountain Lion) operating system. It is not formally supported on 10.8 butIBM SPSS Statistics 20 can run on Mountain Lion 10.8 with Intel processor but:

If you plan to install Release 20 it is strongly recommended to read Technote 1606447 first and follow the instructions about Apple's Gatekeeper security feature, and

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F) Apple Macintosh OSX Lion (10.7)

Support for IBM SPSS Statistics 21 and IBM SPSS Statistics 20

G) Apple Macintosh OSX Snow Leopard (10.6)

Support for IBM SPSS Statistics 21 and IBM SPSS Statistics 20

Older SPSS Statistics releases 18 and 19:

Please note that SPSS Statistics releases 18 and 19 are no longer supported by IBM. Please contact IBM Sales department to renew your contracts.

Document information

More support for: SPSS Statistics

Software version: 20.0, 21.0, 22.0, 23.0, 24.0

Operating system(s): OS X

Reference #: 1507587

Modified date: 2016-09-21