Did mountain lion just make 2010 air obsolete?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tom vilsack, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    With all the new features and probably needed power/GHz...Did mountain lion just make 2010 air obsolete?
     
  2. adamtheturtle macrumors member

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    Mountain Lion will run (and likely run well) on a 2010 MBA.
     
  3. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    From the Apple video it just looks like some nice added features to Lion, hence Mountain Lion. I would think that all C2D like Lion will run fine on Mountain Lion.
     
  4. adamtheturtle macrumors member

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    Not the case, but post-2008 MBAs will run ML.
     
  5. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah the early 2011 MBP is my first intel mac,How many OS updates should I expect to be able to receive?
     
  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    I presume you mean major new versions of OS X to upgrade to rather than the point updates you get for free.It depends on how often Apple releases upgrades. Figure 5 years from when you bought the system plus some security updates after that as a general rule. It could be a little longer, but you never know
     
  7. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    I still have my G4 that works its PPC but Im shocked at the longevity of the Mac its really nice 5-6 years is pretty good for me i think ill spring for a 15 Inch MBP when it gets Ivy Bridge
     
  8. Xikum macrumors 6502

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    Mountain Lion appears to be a few new programmes, not exactly a major overhaul to the operating system. The 2010 MBA will be perfectly fine to run it (and even if it isn't, it isn't as if it looks like its going to be a MAJOR upgrade from Lion).
     
  9. thekev macrumors 604

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    I'm wondering if it'll stay the same with ram requirements given how quickly it followed Lion which requires 2GB.
     
  10. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    Totally not. I installed on my mac mini late 2009 and its fast. Much faster than lion
     
  11. KPOM macrumors G5

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    The only Macs being dropped appear to be those with the old Intel Integrated Graphics GMA 950 or X3100 chips. All Rev B and newer MacBook Airs are supposed to be able to run Mountain Lion.
     
  12. Hawkeye16 macrumors regular

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    I would be very surprised if this were the case. Apple is usually good about not doing that.

    My early 2006 15" MBP with 1GB Ram and 1.86Ghz DuoCore is running Snow Leopard (3-4 OS above what it came with) and doing so with flying colors.
     
  13. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure how accurate...

    Mac models supported by OS X Mountain Lion

    iMac (mid 2007 or later)
    MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, 2.4/2.2 GHz), (17-inch, Late 2007 or later)
    MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
    Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
    Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
    Xserve (Early 2009)


    Mac models not supported by OS X Mountain Lion

    Late 2006 iMacs (iMac5,1, iMac5,2, iMac6,1)
    All plastic MacBooks that pre-date the aluminum unibody redesign (MacBook2,1, MacBook3,1, MacBook4,1)
    MacBook Pros released prior to June 2007 (MacBookPro2,1, MacBookPro2,2)
    The original MacBook Air (MacBookAir1,1)
    The Mid-2007 Mac mini (Macmini2,1)
    The original Mac Pro and its 8-core 2007 refresh (MacPro1,1, MacPro2,1)
    Late 2006 and Early 2008 Xserves (Xserve1,1, Xserve2,1)

    From: http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/os-x-mountain-lion-drops-support-for-older-mac-models-17-02-2012/
     
  14. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Here ya go :


    OS X Mountain Lion requires a Mac with a 64-bit kernel. Mountain Lion supports the following Mac models:
    • iMac (mid 2007 or later)
    • MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, 2.4/2.2 GHz), (17-inch, Late 2007 or later)
    • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
    • Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
    • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
    • Xserve (Early 2009)'

    Edit: Ahh slightly behind, but you get the idea.
     
  15. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    I have C2D on mac mini and the airplay is nowhere to be found lol. On my MBA 13 late 2011 its there but its giving me an error saying I need to update my airplay...
     
  16. AppleFanBoy888 macrumors member

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    I believe AirPlay only supports computers with a i5 or i7 processor. You need to update your Apple TV to iOS 5.1B2.
     
  17. Beanoir macrumors 6502a

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    Really? Seems to work fine on my C2D MBA...
     
  18. AppleFanBoy888 macrumors member

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    Interesting. My C2D MacBook doesn't' work but my i7 MBA works fine with AirPlay. I wonder which computers will support AirPlay when Apple releases ML.
     
  19. Beanoir macrumors 6502a

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    It should work. I honestly sit and play my iTunes from my MBA through my airport express on my hifi in the living room with no issues at all.

    I suspect the fact your C2D MBA doesn't work is probably nothing to do with the processor and is some other reason.
     
  20. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Umm, pretty sure we aren't discussing Airplay Audio, but rather Airplay Video which allows you to stream what is on your computers monitor to your AppleTV.....

    Airplay Audio from iTunes has worked for years.....
     
  21. Beanoir macrumors 6502a

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    Ahhhh.....right!

    I didn't realise that, nobody made that distinction anywhere on the thread, but now you mention it, I haven't tested that yet.

    If that is the case then my comments only relate to airplay audio.

    Sorry!
     
  22. mabaker macrumors 65816

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    My MacBook Air 2010 1.4 is quite the champ running ML. the only slow thing are the transitions between spaces. The rest is just as fast as on Lion.
     
  23. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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    Well the way I see it, Apple is running out of numbers at 10.8 :D
    They have one more kick at the X can and then it's OS XI :p
     
  24. Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

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    That's not really true... it's not how builds work in general. The first part ( "10" ) is the major version and it only increments when there is a real major release... the second part "8" is the minor version and this can increment as much as you like... no one is stopping them from releasing 10.10 and 10.20 and whatever... Your logic is not quite accurate.

    If they want of course, they can just name it 11.0, but they are in no way forced to jump to 11.0 after version 10.9
     
  25. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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    No logic was applied to my post, just humour ;)
     

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