Can I obtain ML in the apple retail store?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by philjo, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. philjo macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2011
    It will not be possible for me to download ML at home onto my mac Mini. The main problem is that the download file is over 4 GB & my entire monthly broadband limit is 3GB - so if I download it I cannot download anything else until the 1st of the next month (plus have to pay for the extra bandwidth). The connection speed is also very slow at the moment so 4GB would probably take best part of a day to download.

    Can I obtain ML in the Apple retail store in the UK? Maybe as a USB or if I take my ipad in download via the app store using their wifi & copy the file over when I sync it with the mac?
  2. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    No USB stick has been announced from Apple yet. It took a while for the Lion USB stick to come out, however, one may not come out for Mountain Lion.

    You might be able to take your mini into the store and download it. I'm sure the Apple staff would help you.

    The iPad wouldn't work.
  3. philjo thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2011
  4. Tar Sniffer macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    I too have a small broadband limit, so last week I asked one of the staff members at the Apple Store if it would be OK if I downloaded Mountain Lion using the stores connection. He said people usually bring their computers in and do whatever they want, so it shouldn't be an issue, and that something like a software update would be perfectly fine. I don't know how you will go with a Mac Mini but I imagine they will be accommodating, especially if you own new hardware.
  5. adztaylor macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2009
    Preston, UK
    I'm sure if you take your mini in they would help you download it using the stores wifi. They are usually very helpful with that.
  6. MarcBook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    United Kingdom
    I've been using my iPad's personal hotspot at home because our broadband line hasn't been installed yet.

    I took my Mac into a retail store and downloaded it over their ethernet connection at the 'Personal Setup' table. :)

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