How long will Apple bother to support Mountain Lion?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Puevlo, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    #1
    Mac OS X 10.4.11 > 11 Major Patches
    Mac OS X 10.6.8 > 8 Major Patches
    Mac OS X 10.7.4 > 4 Major Patches

    Mac OS X 10.8 > ? Major Patches

    The trend is less patches and less support per each release. Will Apple even release a single patch for Mountain Lion before the next great big thing comes along? Doubtful.
     
  2. miles01110, Jul 27, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2012

    macrumors Core

    miles01110

    #2
    Conveniently you left out OS X 10.5 (8 x.x.# updates). You also discount the amount of time between each major release. Since 10.7 - 10.8 was only one year, it's obvious that there will be fewer updates.

    Edit: On an average time-per-update, the Lion update schedule was hardly out of the ordinary.

    10.4 - 10.5 = ~30 months, 2.7 months/update
    10.5 - 10.6 = ~23 months, 2.9 months/update
    10.6 - 10.7 = ~22 months, 2.75 months/update
    10.7 - 10.8 = ~12 months, 3 months/update
     
  3. macrumors 68030

    #3
    A lot of major updates doesn't have to be a good thing, you know? A part from new versions being released in shorter intervals, it could be that they make fewer mistakes now than before.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

    steve-p

    #4
    Longer than I will bother spending replying to a persistent troll.
     

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