Do the Mac Mini's currently ship with Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by iJawn108, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. iJawn108 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2006
    Hey I was wondering if the current gen Mac Mini comes with OS X Mountain Lion preinstalled or is it just a free upgrade?

    Also expecting new mini's anytime soon as the rumor mill goes?:apple::apple::apple:
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Hard to say, but they would be eligible for the Free Mt. Lion upgrade so not sure why it would matter?
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    matters if you sell it. you have to set it back to lion.
  4. bAdNitro macrumors member


    Aug 17, 2012
    Swoyersville, PA

    Apple store on iPhone says "OSX Mountain Lion" in the details in the cart. Also on the website, when you click Mac Mini it says "Now available with OSX Mountain Lion".

    I'm assuming both those means it ships with ML installed.

    Like the post before me though, why would that matter? If it ships with Lion, upgrade to ML first thing. Doesn't matter, except for like 20 minutes to download and install lol. If you are planning on putting an SSD in anyway, guess what you have to do regardless of what it ships with :p:D


    Why would that be an issue? If you purchase ML (or even if it's a free upgrade because the computer you received didn't get updated in the warehouse) you're allowed to sell the computer with ML.

    There's no reason to set it back to lion.

    I can go purchase an old 2007 mini and it'll come with either Lion or ML, I guarantee it. That is, if the owner updated. If not, then obviously it would come with SL. But the 07 mini came with Leopard. Does that mean they have to revert back to leopard to sell it? :p

    The only way that could make sense is if you wanted to use your license from upgrading to ML on a different computer. But from what I understand (could be completely wrong) ML can be installed on as many computers as you have when using the same Apple ID.
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    As previously stated, even if it comes with lion the computer comes with a free upgrade ergo you would not have to set it back to lion. The end user did not purchase mt lion separately it was part of the purchase price. It end user bought mt lion separately that is a whole other topic....
  6. ivnj macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    Either way it doesn't mater cuz you could just sell mountain lion with it. You will never use it again so it doesn't matter. Cuz the new machine will have at least the same or better.
  7. throAU macrumors 601


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    I wuold bet they do.

    I purchased my MBP a few days after the release of Lion and it shipped with Lion.

    ML has been out for 6+ weeks now...
  8. vandoorn macrumors regular

    May 31, 2011
    Yes they ship it with mountain lion! Just got mine three days ago and Mountain lion was already installed. Maybe if you can get one from a reseller which has some old stock?
  9. stukdog macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004
    We have a good number of minis ordered every week. For a while, it was half and half but all of them are arriving with Mountain Lion now.

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