iMac with Lion Pre-installed ? When?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by zombierunner, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. zombierunner macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2011
    England is my city
    July? August? seriously the wait is killing me .. i'm guessing june because lion will be announced at wwdc'11 i guess and after that imacs will come with lion pre-installed .. i've been waiting for months for new imacs + lion .. few more months come onnnnnn!!!!!!! lol
  2. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

    Lord Appleseed

    Nov 7, 2010
    Apple Manor
    As soon as Lion is out Apple will start selling Macs with the new OS. Wait and see, no one can predict the future.
  3. MacHamster68, Apr 7, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2011

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    definitely in mid 2012 :p if you are lucky a bit earlier ;)
    please give apple time to bring a product that "just works" and not again one with one design flaw after the other emerging that could have been avoided with a bit longer and intensive testing :(
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Just because Apple might announce Lion at WWDC doesn't mean it will be available then. Even if it is it will take some time before stock systems have it included. I'd prefer to wait for at least 10.7.1 before going to Lion to avoid the early release bugs.
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    July 2011 for lion.

    Plus if you buy for a student in July they may have the ipod rebate. ($200)
  6. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2006
    Lost Angeles, Ca. usa
    These next couple of months will be unbearable!
  7. Pavia macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2010
    Why would you have to wait till Lion is pre-installed?
    Will it cost $ to update for those running lower versions?
  8. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Yes, as every 10.x release costs money.
    Only the point.point releases are free.
  9. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
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    Lion may not come preinstalled on day 1, but the install disc will be packaged on all existing models at date of Lion launch.

    I even think Apple will offer up to a 1 month grace period before Lion's release for new Mac purchasers. They did this for Snow leopard when I purchased my mid 2009 MacBook Pro in July. I was offered a free copy of SL with the exception of $10 shipping.

    So don't worry, as long you purchase close to Lion's release.

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