So what happens when......?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hikeNM, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

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    somebody buys the Macbook Air and wants to upgrade to a newer OS when its released. Is it required to own another computer?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    another computer or USB external?
     
  3. Ryan T. macrumors 6502a

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    Or the $99 optical drive.
     
  4. hikeNM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So, you better not buy one if it will be your only computer?
     
  5. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    You can buy one, but if you need to upgrade the OS, you'll need some sort of optical drive.
     
  6. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    unless apple is brave enough to offer Mac OS X 10.6 as a download purchase...

    I suspect this would be a pirates dream however!
     
  7. MazingerZ macrumors 6502

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    I think by the time the new OS X is released, USB flash drives will be a optional medium of delivery.
     
  8. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    yeah, 8 gb dl, lets hope bandwidth is better in about 18months lol
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    When will people cop on to the fact that the MBA is meant to be a 'companion' laptop.

    One for those already with a desktop (hence remote disc features and such).

    If you want an all in one laptop with everything on board you already have two clear choices. :rolleyes:
     
  10. mhuk01 macrumors 6502

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    10.6 is a long time away - 10.5 has only just been released!

    apple will simply offer a free service where you can purchase 10.6 and get your macbook air upgraded at an apple store.
     
  11. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    oh they will, will they?

    *first confirmed fact about 10.6*
     

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