As title states. My Retina MacBook Pro was delivered today- I ordered it directly off the Apple Online Store and it shipped from the Quanta factory in Shanghai, not a reseller or warehouse. Sealed box and everything. When I booted it up, it went straight into Lion Recovery. Found that a bit odd, so I confirmed that the keys weren't stuck and checked Disk Utility- 499.9GB total capacity (I ordered the 512GB SSD), 499.4GB available Figured I would just install Lion so selected the second option (Reinstall OS X), connected it to my Wi-Fi and hit download. Estimated time: 60 hours and slowly increasing. After confirming that there wasn't anything wrong with the connection (connected my PC laptop to the same network and downloaded an IPSW file off Apple's servers, hitting around 500KBps) I let it sit for several hours. After noticing that the download bar wasn't moving much, I hit cancel, turned it off then tried again. Nope, still ridiculously slow and yes I did try several known functioning networks. Gave up and called Apple- they gave me the option of exchanging it, but a replacement would take 3-4 weeks as it would be at the back of the queue. Escalated to a supervisor- they're sending over a Lion USB recovery drive via snail mail, I'll have to wait about a week before it arrives. Says I should call back after it's sorted to see if there's any 'compensation for your time' they can offer. Eventually I downloaded the Mountain Lion preview (blazing fast direct off Apple's servers), loaded it onto a flash drive with TransMac then installed it without any issues. It's currently downloading the DP update at a reasonable 200KBps. Clearly, not an issue on my end. Just wondering whether or not this has happened to anyone else before (both the slow download and no OS loaded) tl;dr MacBook delivered without OS loaded, Lion internet recovery takes forever, Apple offers to send Lion USB recovery drive, eventually just loaded ML DP4 and downloads off Apple servers on same network are just fine, anyone else?