Can Apple tell you have Lion just through IP?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by applefan289, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    They can tell how many were sold through the App Store through downloads/receipts.

    But do they keep tabs on their customers? If they did not have a receipt for me, would they still know my computer is running Lion from a database on their end?

    Just trying to see the extent of the networking here.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Yes they can tell what os you are running! But why ask? Go spend the cash and buy I legit!
     
  3. applefan289 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I did, I'm just interested in the networking portion.

    Does Apple have a database on their end that shows how many Macs are running Lion right now. :)
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Apple has never bothered with keys etc because it's a hardware company for the most part. Do they know who is running what? Yes they do.
     

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