Mountain lion on launch day

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mcfinch, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. mcfinch macrumors member

    May 14, 2010
    Do you guys think that Macbook Pros will be sold with Mountain Lion on launch day? It is rumored to be release July 25th.
  2. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    If you buy it in the store, they are already packaged and will therefore, not likely have ML installed already.
  3. cmdrmac macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2012
    IA, USA
    I thought Apple Store employees were able to open the packages and install new versions of OS X and then reseal without any issues. Maybe I am way off...
  4. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    No. They'll give you a code to get it.
  5. Vctr macrumors regular

    May 24, 2012
    I doubt that they would go through that much trouble just to do that ... Your average consumer doesn't even know about Mountain Lion.
  6. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
  7. mcfinch thread starter macrumors member

    May 14, 2010
    Thank you everyone for your responses! I guess I will just go buy a macbook pro today since it will come with Lion on launch day anyway...
  8. fryrice macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2012
    Boston, MA
    i remember them saying that customers who purchased the new rmbp and the new 2012 mbp they will get a free upgrade to ML....anyone know how that works? I just recently purchased my mbp earlier this month but i forgot to ask them how to do the upgrade.
  9. Raptura Suspended


    Sep 6, 2008
    Toronto, Canada / London, UK
    go here.
  10. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    Half of people on here would probably throw a tantrum if their brand new Apple products were opened just to do that. :D (Me included :p)
  11. StuLax18 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    I'm more concerned if my rMBP will have it, since it's supposed to get here a couple weeks after ML is said to be released.
  12. Regaj macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2006
    My guess is Apple will "bless" the current golden master 2-3 days before their intended launch date. That's assuming no showstopper issues emerge out of that build between now and then.

    So assuming Apple is targeting 7/25 as their ML release date, we could guess that they will make that go/no go decision somewhere around 7/21 or 7/22.

    My guess is that they can change the image at their manufacturing facilities very quickly. So we could assume that new computers leaving the factory (whether to Apple stores, other retailers, or end users who purchased online) from around 7/22 or 7/23 would ship with ML installed.

    That would be my best guess...
  13. gokart mozart macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    No, they need to sell out of their older Lion-equipped stock first. The geniuses may know (or could scan to find out) which new machines have it and which don't based on the serial number.
  14. lcseds macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2006
    NC, USA
    Yes they would. And have always done it in the past. They had "Drop In" upgrade disks they put into every system box that left the store until it came bundled from factory. But now there is no need since it is a download now. They will have a way of validating the purchase for a ML download.
  15. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    He was saying they wouldn't unwrap new Macs and install the software on them, not that they wouldn't just chuck a disc in the box.
  16. Mabyboi macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    They also have different "wallpapers" on the mac pictures on the box, was easy to spot snow leopard from lion, sold through all my snow leopard ones first.
  17. mcfinch thread starter macrumors member

    May 14, 2010
    Does anybody know if when OS X Lion was released if that day macbook pros shipped with Lion?
  18. Ifti macrumors 68010

    Dec 14, 2010
    I purchased now as I wanted a MBP with Lion just to make my migration as easy as possible - it removes any possible conflicts or software errors etc trying to migrate from one version of the OS to another!

    Once migrated I'll upgrade to Mountain Lion, since its free if anyone buys a MBP now anyway.

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