Chance of new MBA July 5th.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Monkeychemist, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Monkeychemist macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Since we all like to start rumors about this very anticipated release, I am going to start my own!

    I think they will get released this Tuesday, a week ahead of Lion with Lion preinstalled. That way the true hardcore fans will have to buy a MBA to be the first to get their hands on Lion. Mark my words, I have a good feeling about this!:cool:
  2. tennis11 macrumors member

    May 1, 2011
    Oh kay.

    Never live in the past but always learn from it.
  3. HelloPanda macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2011
    That's basically what the folks over at techno buffalo said. I hope it's true.
  4. yegon macrumors 68020

    Oct 20, 2007
    Nah, the hardcore will have been running the beta and GM.

    I'll be waiting for the first point release or overwhelming endorsement that launch Lion isn't bugged to ****.
  5. Monkeychemist thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Damn, I was hoping to have my own prediction... oh well haha
  6. Duke15 macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2011
    Good thing this isnt almost the exact same at the "chance on MBA July 6th" thread...why note just post in that thread
  7. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
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    Not a chance.
  8. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    That would be amazing. But like, in 3 days. I'm hoping they do ship with SL though, I'm sure there are going to be some people who don't want to upgrade to Lion. However, now that I think about it, I'm sure that you can just restore from a TM backup straight to SL.
  9. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2011
    Gallifrey, 5124
    i don't think that restoring a time machine backup will work if SL isn't preinstalled. You'd probably have to do some hackintosh driver acquisition.
    I do hope we see Snow Leopard preinstalled. Mostly being I want the MBA ASAP :)
  10. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    You can always do the Migration Assistant though and move the files over that way correct? That's how people install their OS on entirely new machines...

    I haven't done this before though so this is all from what I have read, I fail to see why there wouldn't be some "easy" way to do this though.

    BUT I'm sure that it would be possible to go back down to SL from Lion.

    But does that make any sense? What, they expect the millions of people who buy a new Mac with SB that has Lion installed to NOT be able to restore from a TM backup? What other option is there? It wouldn't be feasible to even think of requiring people to actually come into the store to transfer data; TM or some other correlating program would be the only way to do this.
  11. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Could they release these with Lion during GM?

    Did I see this before? I seem to recall something like this. Can't remember

    But most likely, if they want to move these now they can just give free upgrades. No big deal.

    What kind of history does Apple have with this scenario?
  12. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    1) No because it isn't the release copy. Think of the GM as... that unreleased CD artists give out on TV or something to a few lucky fans in the audience. They "can" do it but it isn't really ready for prime time yet. I read an article on this a week or so ago.

    2) They "could" do this for free but you have to pay the people who actually coded and developed this thing somehow right? I would love it to be free though.... 30 is still less than 100+ with a Windows upgrade. One could argue for the complete UI overhall that happens with Windows upgrades though.
  13. htpw16, Jul 3, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011

    htpw16 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
    Lion will be free for those who purchase any Mac after June 6.
  14. Steamrunner macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2008
    No, if you buy a Mac now, you get Lion for free.

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