rMB: Comes with 10.10.3 Installed?

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  1. newellj, Apr 11, 2015
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    newellj macrumors 601

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    I haven't seen this discussed, so maybe it's not an issue for anyone. The rMBs that I checked today in Burlington, MA were all running 10.10.3, which means Photos and no iPhoto. For what it's worth...
     
  2. dng macrumors newbie

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    I heard a rumor that 10.10.3 was required due to the fact that the SSD now uses the brand-new NVMe interface to communicate with OS X.

    Can anybody with a rMB confirm that the SSD uses NVMe?

    Thanks
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NVM_Express
     
  3. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    Look on the news page and you'll find it confirmed
     
  4. newellj thread starter macrumors 601

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    Makes sense. I wonder if that's responsible for the timing issues with delivery on these and availability in B&M stores.
     
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  6. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    Just because the in-store demo units are running 10.10.3 doesn't mean that's what day-1 orders will ship with. I'm sure that the stores update all the showroom Macs to the latest software release(s) when they come up.

    Jason Snell's review unit came preloaded with a special build of 10.10.2...scroll down to the "Little bits" section for details.

    -- Nathan
     
  7. newellj thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well-spotted. It will be interesting to see what arrives this week. The only reason I can think of anyone caring is the Photos/iPhoto change, but there may be other reasons to prefer one or the other (and people who want to keep using iPhoto and purchased it before it was pulled from the MAS can install it on a 10.10.3 machine).
     
  8. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Review models today in Shenzhen Southern China were all 10.10.2, rather expect production models will be shipping with 10.10.3.

    Q-6
     
  9. newellj thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'm not sure what the internal availability date for 10.10.3 was. I think the public release was April 8, so the review units would all have had 10.10.2. Someone mentions one optimization in 10.10.3 above; I wonder if there are others?
     
  10. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    Any "optimizations" needed to support the new hardware (drivers for Iris 5300, NVMe drivers for storage, drivers for Force Touch trackpad, etc.) were undoubtedly included in the custom build of 10.10.2, otherwise the hardware would not have worked properly and it would have been impossible for reviewers to fairly judge and accurately review the product.

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