Lion updates via Apple Software Update or Mac App store?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Zorn, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Zorn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2006
    One thing I'm curious about, is it currently known whether updates to 10.7 developer preview will happen via Software Update , as with prior preview OS's, or if they will somehow use the Mac App store?
  2. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    uhh seeing as there have not been any updates for Lion yet, I doubt anybody actually knows.
  3. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    As long as they are actual updates and not full releases, they'll come through Software Update.
  4. 3282868, Feb 27, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 27, 2011

    3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    In the past, OS X beta's were downloaded from Apple's site and the .dmg/iso was burned to a DVD or DVD D/L disc for installation. This is the first time I've seen an OS X beta that is delivered and installed without physical data. Every beta in the past had to be a fresh install, not an upgrade (which was a PITA for many). As aspects have changed, perhaps Apple will make it easier for developers to receive an update notification in the OS X App Store for "updating" the beta. It is possible to install "Lion" right over "Snow Leopard" in leu of a clean install, and the OS footprint is much smaller. I would not be surprised if future OS X "Lion" beta's install/update over the previous beta given this new direction.

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