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Apple often uses what looks like a "light" version of Lucida Grande or Lucida Sans Unicode, as seen here:

I like the font a lot, but neither Lucida Grande nor Lucida Sans has a light version. Is this simply a proprietary Apple font, or is there some way of obtaining it?

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The best close free option is font - Vegur. –  user28557 Aug 14 '14 at 4:09

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I think you're after Myriad Pro Light 300

iPhone 5

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They use Myriad:

Myriad Pro Light

If you are after a free alternative and you don't mind that it isn't an exact match, you could use:

Vegur Light

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+1 for the free alternative –  SaturnsEye May 15 '14 at 13:54

It's called Myriad Set, used in varying weights (in this case either Thin or Ultralight). It's a custom variation of Myriad Pro, only available to Apple and its marketing/advertising partners.

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As I understand it, Apple's type is a tweaked version of Myriad Pro. You may notice some variations.

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Lucida Grande:

It's the light version, even though it says regular in the whatfont extention (because weight can be defined on the main font through CSS) it is the light version with a weight of 300

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Apple SD Gothic Neo thin is probably the closest to what they use

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