Lion build 11A494 from App Store is OLDER than 11A511 GM build!!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by WardC, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. WardC macrumors 68030

    WardC

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    http://leimobile.com/todays-mac-os-x-lion-release-is-actually-older-than-the-developer-gm-seed/

    Yes, it's true...the build of Lion that Apple is selling today from the App Store is an older build than the one seeded to developers on July 1st. You also cannot install Lion if you are running the newer GM build. The question is, if you are running the GM, will Software Update be able to update you to 10.7.1 when it is available>

    Lion build version from App Store = 11A494

    Lion Golden Master build (July 1) = 11A511

    This is interesting.
     
  2. bob616 macrumors 6502

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    I installed from the App Store and have build 11A511
     
  3. davedude macrumors member

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    I believe this is what happens:

    When you're installing Lion, if you are connected to the internet, the installer will fetch 11A511.

    If you're not connected, you'll end up with 11A494.

    Not that this is a big deal or anything, but correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  4. tdar macrumors 6502a

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    The installer is 11A494. The build is 11A511.
     
  5. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    THAT'S WHAT I WANNA KNOW. I would it makes me purchase Lion then instead of having to restore to Snow Leopard then buy it from there :confused:
     
  6. WardC thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well having now purchased, downloaded, and installed Lion from the App Store on one of my machines, I can debunk this story because my Mac here reports the installed OS X 10.7 to be build # 11A511, which is the same as the GM build.

    Perhaps Apple released Lion earlier this morning (or released a version to previewers or on Hard Disks to the Apple Stores) with build 11A494, but I can confirm that the version downloaded as-of noon PST today is 11A511.
     
  7. iwan073 macrumors regular

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    Dunno why you guys have an older build, but I got 11A511 from the app store.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    No one has an older build. The installer is build 11A494, the actual OS is build 11A511 just like the GM.

    If you installed the GM, the App Store now thinks you have the retail version (because, technically, you do) so updates should happen like normal.
     
  9. damnyooneek macrumors 6502

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    i installed the GM versions of leopard and snow leopard in the past and they updated just fine when updates came out.
     
  10. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Correct, the GM updates normally.
     
  11. scuzy macrumors member

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    my new macbook air 13" i7 shows 11A2063 for build how odd.
     
  12. iwan073 macrumors regular

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    I noticed that on a youtube review. His MBA had totally different build too. Guess it was the same as yours.
    Or are you that youtube reviewer?? :p

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