Upgrading instore

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ajo, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. ajo macrumors 6502

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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
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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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.
     
  3. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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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.
     
  5. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    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/
     
  6. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  7. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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  8. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but how would they go about charging for it?
     
  9. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    more than likely you will still go through app store and your itunes account.

    but until it happens it is just speculation
     
  10. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    It is reportedly free to upgrade to Lion in store.
     
  11. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    really i haven't heard that
     
  12. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    9to5mac had an update on it the other day.
     
  13. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    That's pretty sweet. I just hope that it's easy to get through the up-to-date program tomorrow.
     
  14. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Yes, going into the store and using the Internet connection is free. But you still have to pay for Lion.
     
  15. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    that would make more sense.
     

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