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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by irfan22, Jul 27, 2012.
If I purchase a air today via apple.com will ML be preinstalled?
No one knows.
Check this thread for 2 pages of guesses.
Doesn't really matter. If it's not, you'll get a code to upgrade immediately.
Just ordered my Air and I'm praying it ships with Mtn Lion! However, estimated home delivery is Aug 3- Aug 7, which seems kind of soon so I'm having doubts. If it doesnt ship with ML, I'll go to the Apple Store and do a Personal Set up. I need to buy a case anyway.
BTW, this is my first new Mac since my Powerbook G4. I am super excited.
If my Air comes with Lion instead of ML, I can request the code from Apple to upgrade to MlLfor free. Does that free upgrade version of ML have all the pre-installed applications that came with the computer?
Just got off the phone with Apple Representative, she says it is half and half. Some of them do some don't.
Did you expect a better answer?
I called her up for other reasons, after getting done chatting over the IM with another Rep, that wasn't great with answering questions. I called in and got an Aussie living in the states, talked to her about canceling my order. Then I asked her about that and she said since Mountain Lion just came out it is still a good chance many people will get Lion.
I just assumed they pushed some magic button and all the machines would start putting ML on all the computer being made the day of announcement.
Apparently there is no magic button.
Is it possible to determine what OS will ship based on your delivery estimate? Since mine is delivering in only a week, I fear that may be too soon to get a Air w/ Mtn Lion.
No, it's not possible.
I think I'll wait til next week to order. Never had a mac before and want to go in fresh with Mountain Lion and not have to worry about installing it.
Plus Im in no hurry.
Nope, my order is still in Processing.
That explains the multiple posts, in multiple threads telling everyone you are not in a hurry?
Kodeman you are a stalker
When there are several threads on the first page of the MacBook Air forum, all asking the same question, which no one on MR, or at Apple, can answer, stalking becomes a way of life. Perhaps a forum to teach people performing an op sys upgrade isn't as scary as they think would help? I suppose some people don't believe it unless they read the same answer multiple places.
mine comes in a couple hours. was ordered saturday but didnt ship till late wed. night.
haha ok im in a hurry but not desperate to buy. And I didn't actually see that other thread before creating my own. I apologize for that.
Wait for few weeks before ordering, then higher chance of ML on the laptops
mine came with lion. clean install of ml and all is well.
So even though yours shipped after the ML release, it still came with Lion. That kinda sucks...
Was yours a BTO?
it did ship late the night of the ml release and yes it was bto
So at this point in time, has anyone received a new air with ML pre-installed?
If so, was your machine BTO? Did you order it online or pick it up in a store?
Mine was BTO. Opted for the 11" with 8GB/128, so it had to come from China.
Ordered 7/25/12 at 3:00 EST.
Just received and opened it, Lion is the installed OS currently.
Ah well, no big deal.
Off to dl ML now.
Also ordered BTO on July 25 at 18:00 EST.
Arrived today, came with OS X 10.7.4
Also Samsung HD and LG display