July 29th (Leo) Lion Release Date?

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  1. Spankey macrumors 6502a

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    Idle speculation, but on the zodiac calendar Leo (the lion) begins on July 23 which is a Saturday. Since Apple tends to release on Friday and Snow Leopard was released on August 28, I'm guessing that July 29th is the day.

    Maybe? ;)
     
  2. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    Your guess is as good as any other. But I am hoping for MUCH earlier in July. :D
     
  3. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Or Apple will just release it when they're ready and not pay attention to meaningless astrological signs.
     
  4. monaarts macrumors 65816

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    Apple hasn't released any OS on a Friday. They have all been on Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesday. If this is being released via Mac App Store they might release it on the 23rd, which would kind of make sense with the way Apple does things. So yea, my money is either on the 23rd like you said or the 25th which I have said in other posts.
     
  5. baryon macrumors 68040

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    Snow Leopard was released earlier than what they said, a few weeks early as I remember. They said "September" and then instead released at the end of August, or something like that.

    The end of July would seem a bit like "cheating", even if technically it's still July, it's basically choosing the furthest end of the time frame.

    I think early to mid July seems more likely, if we don't consider the horoscope thing :D But who knows... Even Apple doesn't know...
     
  6. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Typically in the past part of the release schedule had to do with DPs, GMs and then creating all those retail discs and filling the distribution channels. Apple doesn't have that this time around. Simply declare the GM ready, and load it on the servers and it can go live on the Mac App Store.

    Based on that I would think earlier to mid month, unless they are truly having issues that need addressing.
     
  7. Jeff42037 macrumors regular

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    Actually the Last 5 Versions of OS X were released on Friday.....
     
  8. FBGraham macrumors newbie

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    Definitely the 29th. "OSX Lion"= LO, ON SIX = Leo starts on June 23. The sixth day of Leo is the 29th.
     
  9. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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    errrr, i think Apple almost always releases on a friday......
     
  10. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    Which means I'll finish downloading it sometime in August. :eek:
     
  11. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    why? a 4gb download should take no longer than 4-5 hours.
     
  12. o'glory macrumors member

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    That long? :O
     
  13. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    You can't really generalise how long it's going to take as it all depends on connection speed and where you're downloading the file from. Some have faster connection speeds then others.
     
  14. dethmaShine, Jul 17, 2011
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    PM me all your info including bank account details (for verification purposes) and I'll send you Lion for free. ;)

    :)
     
  15. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    I'll put my bet on the 22nd :cool:
     
  16. Alex Hobbs macrumors member

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    4-5 hours..? Takes no longer than 20 minutes in the UK..
     
  17. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    a 4gb download will take me like 1:30- 2 hours but i was referring to the guy above who said his download will finish in august lol so i was saying it would take AT MOST 4-5 hours
     
  18. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    Dude, I'm like on dial-up here. (Well, not quite but I may as well be).

    I'll most likely wait a few days before I download and give Apple's server farm a chance to gasp a bit. Probably start at 9PM, hit the sack and hope it's done by mid morning.
     
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    If everyone decides to download the second it is released, download times will be longer than normal.
     
  21. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    maybe slightly, look, this is apple we're talking about, they got MASSIVE and i mean , MASSIVE server load thresholds.

    besides, many people are waitin for 10.7.1 so they wont rush downloading.

    and its not like its a free upgrade too, people need to shell out 30 bucks and not everyone is going to so..
     
  22. MartiNZ macrumors 65816

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    I'll be pleasantly surprised if it comes before the 29th, but things seem to be leading towards that date now. I would say it will take me 5 hours or so for the download ><.
     
  23. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a

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    Usually, I get around 5.72 MB down. According to my tests, if i'm getting about 6MB down, and Apple's servers aren't slammed, it will take about 1.5 hours to download.

    FYI: Lion will be released 3AM EST. Apple will release software at 12AM California, which is 3AM EST.
     
  24. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    True, I was going to compare to the iPhone 4 meltdown but that is a different story. Free upgrades for me since I just got another mac recently and got the BTS promo card that I will use for other computers to upgrade.
     
  25. CptAwesome macrumors member

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    Crickey you have good broadband sir! 3.33+Mb per second realistic download speed? (Assuming Lion is 4GB, 20/4 = 5... 5 mins per 1GB... 1000/300 = 3.33Mbps)
     

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