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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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How long should a Mid-2010 MBA get updates?

I got a hand-me-down MBA that I just put 10.8.2 on and it runs great. It's a 1.6ghz with 4GB ram, nvidia 320m GPU..

How many updates past it's original OS should I see? 10.8.2 is the latest.. think it'll get updates to whatever nomenclature is after Mountain Lion ?
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:44 PM   #2
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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Nice! and each update is roughly ~$19.99 ? or is that some special upgrade price for ML?

(sorry I'm fairly new to the Mac work.. within a month I got a MBP and a MBA)
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Minor updates are free. Major revisions (Mountain Lion, Lion, for example) are generally $20.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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To give you an idea, my old macbook (first aluminium unibody) from late 2008 came with 10.5.5 and died with 10.8.2. I upgraded it from 2GB RAM / 250GB HD to 8GB / 256GB SSD. I don't think it would have run as well if it were on its stock specs.

I'm hoping my 2012 air lasts until 10.11.
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Nice! and each update is roughly ~$19.99 ? or is that some special upgrade price for ML?

(sorry I'm fairly new to the Mac work.. within a month I got a MBP and a MBA)
Well, Lion was $30, then Mountain Lion was $20. Before they they used to cost upwards of $100. We could be moving toward a very low cost, download-only OS policy, which is what Apple does with iOS already.
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