New MacBook Pro with OSX 10.6 instead of 10.6.2

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Artmuzz, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Artmuzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2008

    Yesterday I finally picked up my new MacBook Pro from PC world and unpacked it to find that it came with Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6. Surely it should of been Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.2 instead of 10.6 considering I ordered it last week and picked it up yesterday. I had to update to 10.6.2 through Apple software update though.

    Are there any Mac products that come with the Snow Leopard 10.6.2 restore dvds or do they only come with the Snow Leopard 10.6 dvds?

    Please advise

  2. Mars478 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2008
    NYC, NY
    Right now they still come with 10.6.2, and Apple's SL Disks are 10.6
  3. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2008
    So am I right in saying that my brand new MacBook Pro was packed when Snow Leopard first came out hence only getting the SL 10.6 discs in the box?

    Please advise

  4. iMpathetic macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    If the update form 10.6 to 10.6.2 is free, you can just do it through Software Update when you need to re-install.
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Yes. This is how it is for a while... even "new" units with Leopard had to be updated from software update for a while until they started shipping with 10.5.6 or whatever it was.
  6. iDisk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2010
    Menlo Park, CA
    Just do a software update. Not that big of a deal.

    Congratulations on your Mac.


  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No big deal, apple continually updates OSX and it takes time for the disk images to be updated, and included in new MBPs. 10.6.x updates are free, just run the software update and you'll download the latest and greatest updates.
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Could be worst u could have brought a vista laptop and spent the best part of the day updating it. Hell win7 isn't much better.
  9. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2009
    Belfast, UK
    My refurb MacBook Pro I only got last week also had 10.6 on it. A quick 600MB download had it up to 10.6.2
  10. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    A lot depends on when the laptop was built and how long it sat in storage at the reseller. 3rd party resellers tend to have older stock, so it's not surprising you'd get 10.6 base.
  11. TheWelshBoyo macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2008
    Cardiff, Wales
    The reason it came with 10.6 is likely due to the fact you bought it on PC World. They have backlogs of computers usually.
    Just like it took a while for all of their stock to have Vista SP2 on it, when SP2 was launched.
  12. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Just because a software update is released, doesn't mean that the computer you buy will magically have that installed.

    All new shipping Macs will have OS X 10.6.2. Retailers will have a backlog of stock, some that have probably been there since Snow Leopard was released. No biggie..
  13. Csmitte macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    Congrats on your machine, and just run the software update. If APL made new discs every time an update came out can you imagine how many discs we would have in a library?
  14. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2008
    According to Coconut Battery, my brand new MacBook Pro which I bought last week from PC world is 3 months old. So as suggested here my MacBook Pro has been in storage for 3 months in the PC world warehouse:eek: So I have paid the full brand new price for a 3 month old machine :eek:

    This cannot be good on the built in battery. Which leads me to...

    Another thing that is bugging me is that the Battery icon on the menu bar cannot decide how long I have until I need to recharge it. One minute when I check it tells me I have 5h.44 remaing then it is 6h.01 remaining then it is 2h.34 remaining then it is back up to 5h.44 remaining:confused:

  15. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2009
    "Hey, Pete, Artmuzz just ordered a laptop, better start building that batterypack now"

    What do you expect? Of course the components are going to be made a few weeks / months in advance. Apple doesn't 'make' the battery packs. Even the semiconductor manufacturers build things in batches (often leading to 18-26 week lead times if you need to buy a reel of components), so yes, stuff is built in advance.

    Ah, I see that you don't have 10.6.4 with new AppleClairvoyance (TM) installed, which actually can see into the future and *predict* what you'll be running on your computer so that I can update the Battery Gauge to be completely accurate.
  16. makinao macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2009
    Seriously, CHILL!

    The latest models of MBPs were initially released in July of 2009. If yours is 3 months old as of yesterday, then that means it left the factory sometime October. MacBooks (like many other computers of all brands) are built in China. It takes time to ship them to the US, then to the retail chain HQ, then to the actual branch. So it did not languish in a warehouse for all these months.

    Also, 10.6.2 was released in November. This was after your MBP left the factory.

    Finally, have your calibrated your battery? Calibration helps OS and software come to grips with your battery. The procedure in in your manual.
  17. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    This is why I've always ordered from the Apple online store and not walked down to the local apple store and picked one up. Having one built for you insures that it will be a recent build. Sure the components that go into it were ordered and recieved by Apple months ago. Also, I wait a while to order and read macrumors, etc, to see how the new machines fair in the quality arena. Plus, waiting a few months into the cycle, you might get a rev b or rev c this or that vs a rev a if you buy the day Apple announces a new product.
  18. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    you can tell when yours was built from the SN number still yes?

    I fail to see any big deal with getting 10.6 discs with a 10.6.2 machine.

    Whether its good for the battery or not, its irrelevant. Its still covered by the SAME 1yr warranty, and still rated to last for 1000 cycles. I think you are just worrying over nothing. Use it and just enjoy it already.
  19. Funkatronic macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2010
    Pune, India
    Tried this?
  20. Smoothie macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    The estimated time remaining is based upon how much current is being used at any given moment. If you're doing something CPU intensive, it will show less time. When you get back to idling, it will show more time. It's also affected by the level of backlight, fan speed, etc.

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