In Store purchase of MacBook Pro, Lion ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Colonel Badger, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Colonel Badger macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2008
    So if I walk in to an Apple store this weekend and buy a MacBook Pro, will it have Lion pre-installed ?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If history is any indicator, then no. There's still plenty of SL macs in the pipeline
  3. head honcho 123, Jul 20, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011

    head honcho 123 macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2008
    New York
    8 ball says:
    outlook not good (aka no)

    apple already said they will sell USB flash disks (i think for $69) in the future...

    if u go now it will not have it installed.

    you will prob need to download from mac app store.

  4. podsorcerer09 macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    I'm also looking to pick up a new Macbook Pro in store. I was hoping that it would have Lion on it when I purchased it, but we shall see. I've been trying to get a call in to the local apple store but they are super busy right now so no help there. I'll try again later. The more I think about it the more I'm okay with buying the SL machine and downloading Lion. the main reason that I wanted a fresh lion was the restore media as well as a fresh start for a fresh operating system and new computer. I can make the install media since apple won't be giving it to you anyways. I figure if i buy a computer with Snow leopard on it and then clean install Lion in it it won't be that big of a deal anyways.
  5. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    Note, there's NO restore media in the box. I bought a 2011 today hoping a USB would be inside to upgrade the Mac Pro but no such luck.
  6. podsorcerer09 macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    Yeah I noticed that when I was looking at the tech specs page for the new Air. This way I can download Lion and make my own install media. I'm looking to see if anyone has a way to make it out of a preinstalled version. In that case it might be easiest to torrent the installer and make the media out of that. I do know that you can clone the Restore partition using some command line magic if you want to, it doesn't work on a computer without Lion installed, I tried it on my parent's iMac and it won't boot correctly. It booted on a computer with the GM installed however so that's something to keep in mind.

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