How long should a Mid-2010 MBA get updates?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sniffs, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. sniffs macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2013
    I got a hand-me-down MBA that I just put 10.8.2 on and it runs great. It's a 1.6ghz with 4GB ram, nvidia 320m GPU..

    How many updates past it's original OS should I see? 10.8.2 is the latest.. think it'll get updates to whatever nomenclature is after Mountain Lion ?
  2. sniffs thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2013
    Nice! and each update is roughly ~$19.99 ? or is that some special upgrade price for ML?

    (sorry I'm fairly new to the Mac work.. within a month I got a MBP and a MBA)
  3. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
    Minor updates are free. Major revisions (Mountain Lion, Lion, for example) are generally $20.
  4. krspkbl macrumors 6502


    Jul 20, 2012
    To give you an idea, my old macbook (first aluminium unibody) from late 2008 came with 10.5.5 and died with 10.8.2. I upgraded it from 2GB RAM / 250GB HD to 8GB / 256GB SSD. I don't think it would have run as well if it were on its stock specs.

    I'm hoping my 2012 air lasts until 10.11.
  5. MTD's Mac macrumors regular

    MTD's Mac

    Mar 18, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Well, Lion was $30, then Mountain Lion was $20. Before they they used to cost upwards of $100. We could be moving toward a very low cost, download-only OS policy, which is what Apple does with iOS already.

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