Resolved Reason to Upgrade?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by GoGamecocks, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. GoGamecocks, Aug 2, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012

    macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2011
    I have a 2011 MBP with Lion and I love it. The new notifications feature in Mountain Lion sounds pretty cool, as does the Messages. But, I already have the Messages Beta application on my MBP.

    Are there any big reasons that I don't know about that would convince me to upgrade? I am just afraid that I might run into problems like decreased battery life, and that is a headache I want to avoid.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2006
    Notifications Centre, Documents in the Cloud, Dictation et al all for $20. No brainer for me - go ahead and do it!!! No problems on my 2010 MBP re: battery life.
  3. macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    Deeper iCloud integration is great if you have an iOS device. If you have a 2011 or 2012 mac Airplay mirroring with an Apple TV seems great.
  4. macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    I'm actually wondering if my battery life is slightly better (RMBP)
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2011
    Would you mind elaborating on that please? I do have an iPhone 4.

    As for the Apple TV, I just use an HDMI cable. Not sure how much Apple TV differs from that.
  6. macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    Do a complete backup, create a second partition, download a free copy (you know what I mean), try it on the new partition for a day or two. If you like it, buy it. If not, restore your computer with the backup you made earlier.

    But regarding battery life, I use it four or five hours a day with no charger, haven't noticed anything drastically different.


    The ATV differs in the sense that you won't need to anchor down your laptop anymore :)
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2008
    I'm pretty sure the Messages Beta under Lion is going to or has expired.

    The Reminders and Notes integration with iOS is nice (both now have mac applications and will sync with your iOS device.
  8. AppleDApp, Aug 2, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012

    macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    Reminders and notes are synced to your phone.
    If you use iwork for ios any changes are synced with the mac version
    Messages on your mac. I would assume the Mountain lion version is better then the Beta for Lion.

    Power Nap gone are the days of waiting for updated emails and software updates.
    Cross platform Game center gaming.
    Tab sync and unified search field in Safari

    Airplay mirroring

    Edit Seeing as you have a rMBP you have one of the newest Apple laptops meaning you can take advantage of all the goodies Apple doesn't want to give pre 2011 users.
  9. macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2010
    It's $20 and provides a ton of support for iCloud and iOS so if you own an iPhone or iPad it's a big improvement. That alone is worth the price.
  10. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2011
    Thank you all so much for answering my questions. Each response was very helpful and I will probably upgrade to Mountain Lion later today or this weekend. Plus, I might have to get Apple TV since it seems easier to manage than the HDMI cable I use. So, thank you for mentioning that to me.

    One more final question though, should I delete Messages Beta from my computer before I upgrade? And I will probably just upgrade instead of doing a clean install, since there haven't been too many issues with upgrading for posters on this board.
  11. macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    it's alot easier to manage with an Apple TV. I would remove messages beta to be on the safe side. I prefer a clean install it allows me to start fresh and see which apps and files I really need. To each there own.
  12. macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2010
    Winnipeg, Canada
    To have the latest and greatest. Why else?:cool:

    But really though, Notification Centre and the new pop-up notifications is where it's at.

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