When will Apple iMacs ship with Leopard (preinstalled)?!?!??!?

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    Darn! I cannot wait much longer, I sold my Intel iMac almost 3 weeks ago in order to buy the new iMac. What should I do? Buy the new one today and then just upgrade?
     
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    If you can, wait a week after release (26th) and order it from the Apple online store. To increase odds, custom config it then you are less likely to get a "boxed" one from the warehouse. Thats what I plan on doing. And if it does not have Leopard, I will just order it. I need a new Mac more than I want Leopard.
     
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    Pending it doesn't have leopard preinstalled, will you just purchase the upgrade for $10 or buy the full version? Why can't they just have the iMacs ready?!?!?!
     
  6. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    Is it that big a deal to pop in the intall DVD and either upgrade or do a fresh install. It isn't rocket science.
    As stated MANY times on this forum all versions of Leopard are full versions, which includes
    *Upgrade
    *Archieve and Install
    *Erase and Install

    This isnt like dealing with Windows, there is little advantage to having it preinstalled other than saving a little bit of time
     
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    Boxed! But just because I like to have a matching set. I have all the releases :) They may not ship with 10.5 because they need to clear stock and it takes time to modify the drive images and get sufficient imaged drives into production.
     
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    Are you sure? After reading Apple's site and the post about Leopard's release date, it seems to me that if don't pay $129 you don't get the full copy -- just the upgrade version.

    Is this not the case? I hope its not, because I will just go ahead and get my iMac today.
     
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    Up to date is not an upgrade program, its an "up-to-date" program. I am not sure why the word "upgrade" is thrown around so much. You will get a full copy, it just will not be in a retail box and may require 10.4 to be installed first but you can still install a "clean" copy that will not recycle and parts of 10.4.
     
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    Yes, the site is confusing at times. Then I will take your word for it, go get a iMac today and utilize the "up-to-date" program on 10/26.
     
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    That's my plan, too! I chatted with one of the people on the Internet and he said that it would take about 5 minutes to install in the factory. He figured it would be pretty soon after the release. It makes sense to me.
     

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