Ordering a MBA with Mountain lion

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by pbels, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. pbels macrumors newbie

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    When can I order one with Mountain lion fresh install and when would you expect it to arrive

    I would prefer it to be the clean install and not the store inventory with Lion updatred in the back room

    Thoughts?

    Thank you
     
  2. Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you just order a MBA now and format it before installing ML?
    You can really install it yourself they way you want... No point in waiting.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There is no difference between ordering a Mac with ML installed and ordering one with Lion and upgrading to ML when it's released. Waiting is pointless.
     
  4. snow blind macrumors regular

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    If you can hold out a few days you save the $20 for ML and the hassle (very very minor one) of upgrading.
     
  5. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a

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    New Macs get ML for free.
     
  6. snow blind macrumors regular

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    Correct. Only recent 2012 models... so I guess you just save the hassle.;)
     
  7. lozpop macrumors 6502

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    My BTO MacBook Air has been shipped from China today, and it will be delivered on Friday. Do you think it will have ML installed?
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No.
     
  9. posguy99 macrumors 6502

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    What in the world gave you the idea that Apple would break the seals on the boxes, and run an updater on them?

    Assuming they did something that labor-intensive in the first place, which they wouldn't, the machine would simply be re-imaged.
     
  10. kronborg macrumors member

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    If I'm right, getting the new Mac before the release of ML will give you ML in the App Store (free, when it's released), allowing you to install it on several Macs via the App Store.
     
  11. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

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    Correct.
     
  12. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it was any Mac purchased now new from the store that qualified (remember, Mac minis are still 2011 machines).
     
  13. GREEN4U macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting. I dont want to have to re-install a new OS on a "new" computer. Just a personal preference. Like choosing whether or not you want to be living next to a registered sex offender.
     
  14. snow blind macrumors regular

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    No, you're right... I keep forgetting some of the models like the iMac and Mini still haven't been updated. Any "recently" purchased Mac qualifies for the free upgrade, I believe.
    :)
     
  15. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Apple's long standing practice is to ship the computer with the current operating system. To insure you get ML on your new Mac, you simply order it on the day it's announced.

    There's no need to act earlier at this point, since it's highly likely it will be announced the day after tomorrow.
     
  16. Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

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    So you are saying that all the current MBAs in stores and warehouses will be opened up and updated once ML hits so that buyers can have ML on their newly purchased and recently opened up and resigilated MBA? You're story just doesn't sound right at all...
     
  17. ixodes macrumors 601

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    I did _not_ say:

    "you are saying that all the current MBAs in stores and warehouses will be opened up and updated once ML hits so that buyers can have ML on their newly purchased and recently opened up and resigilated MBA? "

    You are reading too much into this.

    It's not "my story" it's exactly as stated. Read my post again.

    I've been buying a new Mac Laptop annually at each refresh since 1991, it's what Apple does as I stated in my original post.
     

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