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Tom2893
Jul 27, 2012, 07:03 PM
Ok I (finally) got my redeem code from Apple at 19:38 this evening. 5 hours 15 minutes later- I'm almost 3/4 of the way there. Is this a joke or??

EDIT:

Then there's the installation etc.. I'm gunna be up all night!



cmdrmac
Jul 27, 2012, 07:21 PM
Ok I (finally) got my redeem code from Apple at 19:38 this evening. 5 hours 15 minutes later- I'm almost 3/4 of the way there. Is this a joke or??

EDIT:

Then there's the installation etc.. I'm gunna be up all night!

Don't fret mate. I've been downloading for the past 2 hours and it's about 75% complete. Here's the kicker: the estimated remaining time goes from 45 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes frequently.

Ifti
Jul 27, 2012, 07:24 PM
My download took 4 hours!!
All done now though and just tested all my applications and updated them - everything working now!

eagandale4114
Jul 27, 2012, 07:27 PM
Ok I (finally) got my redeem code from Apple at 19:38 this evening. 5 hours 15 minutes later- I'm almost 3/4 of the way there. Is this a joke or??

EDIT:

Then there's the installation etc.. I'm gunna be up all night!

40 mins. Did this as soon as it rolled out.

section215
Jul 27, 2012, 07:29 PM
I got lucky I guess. Am temporarily without my broadband internet so, at the suggestion of the Apple website, went into an Apple Store (Soho NYC) to see if they could help.

Initially the Personal Setup person had me logging into the wifi network but that was due to take over 2 hours. Thankfully the guy at the Genius Bar hooked me up to whatever ethernet connection they have there and it was literally the fastest internet I have ever experienced. As crazy as this sounds it was honestly less than 10 minutes to get one from 1GB downloaded on the wifi to 4.3GB for the whole thing.

ChristianJapan
Jul 27, 2012, 07:32 PM
took me around 30 min; man do I love my fiber line ... :D

it would be even better when Apple on the other side could deliver faster but all guys also pressed for download. :rolleyes:

Nick412
Jul 27, 2012, 07:32 PM
20 min, but only because i have a faster internet connection

Tom2893
Jul 27, 2012, 07:34 PM
yea i only have 3.5MB download speed. and BT infinity aint available where i am at the moment

28Gauge
Jul 27, 2012, 07:44 PM
It took me about 15 minutes on launch day.

Michaelgtrusa
Jul 27, 2012, 07:48 PM
More that 4 hours.

McArzel
Jul 28, 2012, 01:07 AM
Hi
Where do u guys check the download progress? Im on the Apps page with just the "downloading" under the mountain lion pic
Thks

The Tuck
Jul 28, 2012, 01:23 AM
Mine took friggin forever. And it stalled halfway through.

DJLC
Jul 28, 2012, 01:27 AM
It took about 4 hours, despite my 30Mbps connection.

ivnj
Jul 28, 2012, 01:34 AM
Me also 4 or 5 hours. Now installing was -1:48 minutes and then now stuck on 18 minutes.

xTRIGGER092x
Jul 28, 2012, 01:55 AM
Took me 8 hours. I just loooooooooove my 1.5 Mbps DSL. :rolleyes:

east85
Jul 28, 2012, 01:56 AM
I downloaded it the day before yesterday and it took me about 10 minutes. :D

section215
Jul 28, 2012, 08:28 AM
Hi
Where do u guys check the download progress? Im on the Apps page with just the "downloading" under the mountain lion pic
Thks

app store, purchases tab

Feed Me
Jul 28, 2012, 08:31 AM
15mins :cool:

katmeef
Jul 28, 2012, 08:49 AM
Pushing 20 hours with my craptacular wireless Internet service. I so miss cable Internet since moving to the boonies :( tempted to just tether from my iPhone or iPad and be done with it.

saberahul
Jul 28, 2012, 09:59 AM
Got an upgrade from comcast the night before to 40Mbps... the whole process (installation and download) took just under an hour.

mcvite
Jul 28, 2012, 10:10 AM
Mine only took 15 mins to download mine,:D

bushido
Jul 28, 2012, 10:20 AM
4 minutes, i have a 100mb/s connection tho

smithrh
Jul 28, 2012, 01:56 PM
It'll be about 45 minutes for me.

Getting a consistent 13 Mb download speed on 35+ Mb cable modem. Usually I see my downlink just about saturated with downloads from Apple, so they're a bit slower today.

Guessing a lot of people decided to wait for Saturday to upgrade...

dbyway
Jul 28, 2012, 02:05 PM
Luckily, I was at work when I downloaded it where I get 100mbps. Took about 5 minutes.

Baggy Spandex
Jul 28, 2012, 04:03 PM
Roughly 30mins on FiOS.

ChristianJapan
Jul 28, 2012, 07:57 PM
just downloaded one more time for my Mac Mini in only 8 min; looks like the server on Apple side getting some releif.

SandboxGeneral
Jul 28, 2012, 08:02 PM
Took me 20 minutes early yesterday morning. Love my cable connection!

IzzyJG99
Jul 29, 2012, 01:40 PM
Earlier in the morning the better. I've downloaded Lion at 9AM EST before and it's taken as little as 40 minutes.

Last night at 10:30PM I downloaded ML for the first time. Strangely it only took about 50 minutes.

TonyLima
Sep 27, 2013, 06:21 PM
app store, purchases tab

Just what I was looking for!

HenryAZ
Sep 27, 2013, 08:13 PM
I have only wireless broadband (no DSL or cable available), and it is capped at 1Mbps bandwidth, but it is reliable and there are no data caps.

I have downloaded every installer since 10.7.0 and saved them. It typically takes around 10 hours. I start it before I go to bed, and save the app file after breakfast. No waiting around for it to finish :)