How is everyone getting ML?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Panini, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Panini macrumors regular

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    I know of several people that have it that are definitely NOT developers. Do even these people just get a developers license (for $99/yr) and get the developer preview? Or is there something I'm missing out on here?

    Seems like half the people out on the MBP forums have ML...Seems unlikely so many people bought a dev license.

    Thanks.
     
  2. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    People probably get it from filesharing sites using torrents. It's very easy, although illegal
     
  3. thomaskc macrumors 6502

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    illegal aside, I was under the impression that you had to sign your macbook up for to the dev program to even install ML? Just like with iphones and ios6 betas??

    Or am I wrong in that?

    Like can you install ML regardless as long as you have the install? o_O
     
  4. daneoni, Jun 28, 2012
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    daneoni macrumors G4

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    ^
    Mac OS doesn't require hardware registration but iOS does.
     
  5. bobbba macrumors regular

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    There are no restrictions like the UDID ones that are in place for iOS.

    Aside from developers there is also an Apple program called Appleseed that provides members of the public with Beta access on an invitation basis.
     
  6. Soundflunky macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure iOS devices do, actually. I have a dev account but I completely forgot to add my phone to the portal and it installed iOS 6 fine.
     
  7. daneoni, Jun 29, 2012
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    daneoni macrumors G4

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    As long as you renew your dev account it remembers previous registrations unless you manually remove them from the portal i think. Not sure though.
     
  8. Soundflunky macrumors regular

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    It's a new 4s. Last phone I added to the portal was a 4.
     
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