Upgrading instore

ajo

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Jan 28, 2006
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There was something about upgrading in the Apple Stores using their connection as some home connections are limited. (I cant find where this was said) Anyway...

How would this work, would you just walk into the store with your MacBook Pro and start using their connection or would you have to notify an employee what you are doing there...

Im in the UK by the way.

ajo
 

Cougarcat

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Sep 19, 2003
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Well, since you have a laptop you could go to the Apple Store and download it, regardless of what Apple might provide at the store. I doubt they'd kick you out for doing that.

Whether or not there will be an actual kiosk to put the installer on flash drives, we'll have to wait and see tomorrow.
 

Craiger

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I was wondering if they were going to somehow store Lion on the LAN of the Apple store so that people could have pretty fast "downloads." I was thinking that this might have been one reason they sent HDD with Lion on them.
 

Cougarcat

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9to5 mac speculated that that's what the Mac Pros sent to stores were for, as a server for distributing upgrades. We'll soon see.
 

rockyroad55

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Jul 14, 2010
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There was something about upgrading in the Apple Stores using their connection as some home connections are limited. (I cant find where this was said) Anyway...

How would this work, would you just walk into the store with your MacBook Pro and start using their connection or would you have to notify an employee what you are doing there...

Im in the UK by the way.

ajo
I think it was something to do with them having Lion preloaded on Mac Pros and you can go grab the copy that way which can be downloaded in minutes.

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/19...-pro-servers-to-distribute-lion-to-customers/
 

rorschach

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Jul 27, 2003
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There was something about upgrading in the Apple Stores using their connection as some home connections are limited. (I cant find where this was said) Anyway...

How would this work, would you just walk into the store with your MacBook Pro and start using their connection or would you have to notify an employee what you are doing there...

Im in the UK by the way.

ajo
You can download anything you want whether they actively promote using their free Internet to download Lion or not. You've always been able to do it.
 

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