How long till Lion will start coming pre-installed on Macs?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jollygoodamy, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. jollygoodamy macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2011
    Hypothetically speaking, if I was to buy a new Mac about 5 weeks after Lion came out, would it come already installed on it or still have Snow Leopard?
    How long do you think it will be until Lion comes on all new macs?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Depends on the Mac - though since Lion doesn't come on a DVD Apple may elect to upgrade all their retail Macs with it during the overnight session at each Apple Store. Macs released post-Lion will obviously come with it pre-installed.
  3. spoccka macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2010
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    Surely at the very point lion is released. I was hoping this would be the case... Doesn't that make the most sense? What happened with previous updates?
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    They would slip in upgrade disks initially, and then a week or two after that the new version would be preinstalled.
  5. ndriver182 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    What about for those who just recently bought computers with Snow Leopard installed? I remember previously when I bought a computer that had Leopard installed initially they sent out a free copy of Snow Leopard as long as your computer was purchased within 30 days of the new OS release. I just bought a new MBP about 10 days ago so I'm curious if I'll be eligible for some sort of free Lion update via the App Store.

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