why doesn't Apple offer OS X USB thumb drive upgrades any more?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by tmarks11, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. tmarks11 macrumors 6502

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    5.16 GB download.... 9 hours to go....

    Those of us who live at the end of a tiny pipeline way out in the country are not well served by the online download only these days.

    At least I have (very slow) DSL now... these type of downloads would have killed my monthly 20GB limit if I was still on Hughes satellite internet, which used to be the only broadband available out here.
     
  2. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    $$ is probably why. Sending out millions of these do cost Apple Money, and they know how easy it is for us lay people to buy our own.
     
  3. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    It's actually pretty easy to create your own...and cheaper.

    Get a USB 3 flash drive.
     
  4. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    He'd still have to download it first, which is the problem :D
     
  5. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    You could always go to a coffee shop, Library (both of those could be slow) or an Apple store and download it there.
     
  6. edenbensal macrumors regular

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    why doesn't Apple offer OSX USB thumb drive upgrades any more?

    All the tutorials which i saw here in this forum to create a bootable usb drive with some OS X on it is to save time of downloading it from apple's servers?
     
  7. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    No. You have to download it to put it on the thumb drive. Putting it on a thumb drive is useful if you want to do a clean install or do multiple computers.
     
  8. edenbensal macrumors regular

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    Oh, ok. I got it.
    Thank
     
  9. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    This has been the case for three years now. If you can go use someone else's WiFi (starbucks/Apple Store), I'd do that. They generally have a better connection than domestic broadband. ;)
     

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