rMBP why still with Lion at stores?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by udflyer, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. udflyer macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2011
    Just called my local store and they got more in stock but they still have lion installed

    Any idea why? It's been several weeks now

    Debating between base model or base plus 16 gig ram
  2. inlinevolvo macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2012
    Would you rather they open up the brand new computer and update it? This isnt best buy...
  3. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    Was that at an Apple store? Best Buy? Seems unusual that they wouldn't be updated, but I guess it depends on the store - and how capable the employees may be.
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Apple doesn't open up stock and update; it would turn the system into a "used" system. Any stock already in stores will come with free upgrade coupon.
  5. pmmartin macrumors newbie


    Aug 13, 2011
    Sebastian, FL
    Mountain Lion

    I got mine at our local Apple Store on this past Sunday and it came with Mountain Lion out of the box.

    This is absolutely the most awesome computer I have ever owned. To think of all the years I campaigned against Apple. Bought a 13 inch Air last July but just had to have the Retina and I am not sorry. I did run out of drive space on the 128 mb air as I have a large iPhoto collection.

    Great machine and zero issues so far.
  6. udflyer thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2011
    Apple store

    Thing is they regularly sell out ang get more

    Makes me think they never had a shortage and were just weeding them out in small batches to create false shortage

    So my guess is the 5-7 day online wait is just for show
  7. inlinevolvo macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2012
    what would be the benefit of that? Used does not carry the perception of new, and no customer looking for a new is going to walk out with a used feeling the same about it.
  8. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    They flash the memory prior to installation. They would use all the Lion flashed discs prior to installing any new ML ones. New BTO rMBPs might have ML installed at this point.
  9. bookwrath macrumors member

    May 24, 2011
    FWIW, I picked one up in store yesterday and it came with Mountain Lion...
  10. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    They could have a couple week supply of the SSDs with Lion flashed on them, with the bottleneck being one of the other components.
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I simply said Apple does not update in stock systems. They get a free upgrade coupon.
  12. Jack9034, Nov 24, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2012

    Jack9034 macrumors member


    Dec 17, 2011
    Here in NZ there are no Apple stores but at my local reseller they STILL have Lion on their machines. I just bought one from there and it came with Lion and this is 4 months after Mountain Lion was released. It was also just shipped here on the 8th of November too so that's a bit weird
  13. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    That tells me they are old stocks, haven't been flying out of the doors.

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