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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. –  Rahul Mayekar Aug 14 at 4:09

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I think you're after Myriad Pro Light 300

iPhone 5

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

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Lucida Grande:

http://i.imgur.com/JFbcoxh.png

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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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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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 at 13:54

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

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