When will Mountain Lion be pre-installed on a new Macbook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by safe1, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. safe1 macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2011
    I always do a clean install of a new OS, rather than doing an upgrade--I want a new installation to be clean.

    If I do an online order from the Apple Store, on what date will the new Macbook arrive with Mountain Lion already installed?

  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Probably a few weeks after ML is released will it ship with it already installed. You just have to wait until the shipping pipelines are gone through and depleted of MBA's with Lion on them. Or you could do a BTO online after ML is released and get it that way.
  3. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    How would anyone on MR know the answer?
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Considering we don't even know precisely when ML will be released, except that it will be sometime this month, it's hard to say. Last year they released Lion and the new MacBook Airs the day after their quarterly earnings release, which is scheduled for July 24th this year. Maybe they will release Mountain Lion the next day. In any case, expect the Airs (and all other Macs) to ship with Mountain Lion preinstalled soon after that.

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