Lion equipped MBP ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Goohfy, May 31, 2011.

  1. Goohfy macrumors regular

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    When do you guys believe they will equip MBPs with Lion? Right after the Lion release, or will there be a delay. Also, would it be the right decision to wait for Lion to purchase a MBP, pr just grab one with Leopard due to the early kinks which must be worked out. lemme know how you guys feel. Thx
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    There'll probably be a bit of lag time before you're assured to get Lion pre-installed on a new machine, just like there is for every OS X release.

    As far as buying right away- I always wait. I let others deal with the problems of the initial release and for patches to be issued for the programs I need to run properly.
     
  3. Goohfy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, that's my mindset as well.
     
  4. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

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    +1. Let others figure out what's wrong before you have to deal with it. Stay on SL until you are sure that all your programs will run without any hiccups.
     
  5. Goohfy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I definitely will. I'm grateful for the quick responses.
     
  6. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Since the WWDC starts next week, we should know then. Patience young Padawan.
     
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    Priceless Advice! :)
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I've always waited until the .2 or .3 update before updating. On 10.6, I waited till 10.6.3. This also gives the applications developers time to catch up.
     
  9. Tydog07 macrumors 6502

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    interesting, so it sounds like you would recommend buying a macbook now with SL and then upgrade to Lion a little later. This might change my mind on when to buy.
     
  10. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Snow leopard was $39 AUD to update last time, could be less with rumors of a Mac App Store style update.
     
  11. Tydog07 macrumors 6502

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    I just read a thread that the last time an OS was changed, it cost $129 to upgrade? If I buy now, will Apple let me upgrade for free, or will it cost $29?
     
  12. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Yup...didn't migrate to SL until 10.6.3 and plan to continue this pattern with 10.7. Especially having ran the DP for a week. It is definitely not fully baked yet.
     
  13. Mal macrumors 603

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    The last version of Mac OS X that was released was and is still $29, although Apple strongly suggested that anyone not running the most recent version prior to that should buy the $169 Mac Box Set.

    Every previous version, except 10.1, sold for $129.

    Chances are, Lion will be somewhere in between. It could be as cheap as $29, or as much as $129, and of course, it could be any other price Apple decides, but I suspect it will be somewhere in that range.

    Apple has not typically offered upgrades for cheap until after they announce the release date, at least. That is to say, if you bought a new Mac already, you won't likely be eligible for a cheap upgrade, though there will likely be a 2-week grace period, simply because you could return the computer and rebuy, without any restocking fees now. Don't count on that, however, as they may not start the deal for a little while, depending on the release date and if they actually announce it.

    jW
     
  14. Tydog07 macrumors 6502

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    Interesting!
     

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