App Store Is Slow In Lion!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by donster28, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. donster28 macrumors 65816

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    Is it just me or does the dreaded 'beach ball' always pop up when using the App Store in Lion?

    I have 2 Macs with Lion (one a brand spanking new 13" MBA) and one with Snow Leopard. For some reason, the App Store is always fast in Snow Leopard.

    I guess it's just a matter of an upcoming Lion patch to solve this small problem.

    Have you observed this yourself?
     
  2. willharris macrumors newbie

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    Same problem

    I've observed exactly the same problem since installing Lion on the day of release. Get the wheel of death every time I open the app store, and it is also slow to load subsequent pages after this. It ran absolutely fine under Snow Leopard. Am glad it is just not me! Hopefully a patch will be released soon to fix the problem.

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  3. CaliLove310 macrumors newbie

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    You've pretty much explained exactly what I'm experiencing too.
     
  4. weemanpow3 macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure it will be fixed soon. Their are a lot of people experiencing the same issue, including myself.
     
  5. eternalife macrumors regular

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    Hope this fix is behind the WiFi fix - probably not though because this one is a revenue generator.
     
  6. Ivangf2 macrumors newbie

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    +1
    :apple:
     
  7. mattonthemoon macrumors regular

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    Same here on my 2011 MBP.

    funny enough, i did not experience this when beta testing Lion, perhaps it has something to do with the Lion release on the app store.

    never the less, there is some serious slow down now.
     
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  9. C64 macrumors 65816

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    Same here on different Macs.

    Also: some of the time of the "Purchased" doesn't even load, which makes it a hassle to re-install already purchased apps; and with some apps I simply get weird App Store errors when trying to install them. Oh well :)
     
  10. Adam14 macrumors newbie

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    hey there

    having the exact same issue here aswell - apps store is so slow to use, constantly getting the horrible beach ball! I even did a clean install and still getting the issue.

    It is particularly slow when changing categories and selecting installed purchased etc.

    Hope an update comes out soon, no issues in Snow Leopard. Actually, I am beginning to miss SL...hmmm
     
  11. iFanboy Guest

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    Glad to see this. Thought it was just me experiencing this issue.

    I'm sure it will be fixed soon :)
     
  12. phphreak macrumors member

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    It's been really slow on Lion, and I'm running a quad core i5 iMac.
     
  13. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    The GM version was grand with me, since I have the RC installed now, it is terribly slow to load. It's as if it needs to load every icon and image - each time a page is loaded or app store is started. It's horrendous.
     
  14. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, I get the "beach ball" every time I start up the App Store for a few seconds before it loads everything. That didn't happen on SL.
     
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  16. Ropie macrumors regular

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    Exactly the same for me on my early 2007 MBP.
     
  17. DJJAZZYJET macrumors 6502

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    same here, i5 3.1ghz 27" imac 12gb ram, 10mb virgin media fibre optic internet and it is slow, laggy and choppy
     
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  19. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Looks like a common problem for sure.

    Funny, when I first got my MBA 13" a few days ago, everything seemed to be laggy including waking my MBA from sleep. But after a few restarts Lion seems to have improved dramatically.

    I'm just hoping the App Store will improve soon. :)
     
  20. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    No problem here on a 2008 MacBook.
     
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    Another "beach baller" here. Everything works OK after that initial lag though, which itself is only a few seconds, but it's enough to be annoying.
     
  23. jbouklas macrumors regular

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    2010 MBP 13" slow here too. It was slow after I upgraded to Lion, and after a few days, I backed up all my data and I did a fresh install from a Lion DVD. Still just as slow.

    Go figure.
     
  24. kdfukuyama macrumors newbie

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    Same here, MacBook Pro 17" 2010 8GB RAM. Reinstalled SL backup and working fine now.
     
  25. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    I have this problem on my 2011 Air. And I have similar problems other places. I honestly think Lion is (mostly) a disaster...
     

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