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What is considered Mid 2010

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Joseph Kriz Level 5 Level 5 (5,045 points)
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Apr 25, 2011 3:53 PM

I see there is a new firmware update for the "Mid" 2010 iMac models.

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1378

 

What does Apple consider to be Mid ????

 

I looked the iMac up in MacTracker and they say the Mid 2010 iMac was introduced in July of 2010...

 

I have a 27" iMac 11,3 that I bought in August 2010 directly from Apple.

I downloaded the update but was presented with a window saying the update will not work on this model.

 

Apparently July is the only Mid 2010 year model as my August version will not update.

I am running 10.6.7 which is a requirement for the update.

 

Anyone have any other ideas?

 

It would have been nice to see some other description on Apple's website as to what actual model this update was for rather than just "Mid" as I would have though August would also be in the "Mid" range.

 

I also tried this update on my wife's iMac "Early" 2010 model and it didn't work either. That was expected as this was an "Early" model.

iMac 27 (11,3), iMac 21.5 (10,1), MacMini (3,1), iPod Touch, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,615 points)
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    Apr 25, 2011 4:38 PM (in response to Joseph Kriz)

    Run Software Update, if your machine needs the update Software Update will locate it and prompt you to install it. If Software Update doesn't locate the update the machine does not require it. DO NOT force a download, Software Update works. However to answer your question the Mid 2010 machines were released July 27, 2010.

     

    I suspect the machine you purchased was an earlier model, this does occur when new models are introduced. The old stock needs to be sold first.  My recommendation is if your machine is operating OK then leave it at that.

     

    Roger

  • TaylorN90 Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)
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    Apr 25, 2011 4:38 PM (in response to Joseph Kriz)

    Hi Joseph

     

    You say you have 11,3? I thought the 2010 models were 11,2. Anyway, there haven't been any newer iMacs that were introduced in July 2010.

     

    I would suggest checking for updates via the Apple Software Update, this way you ensure you are getting what is required, and the correct versions of the updates.

     

  • TaylorN90 Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)
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    Apr 25, 2011 4:44 PM (in response to Joseph Kriz)

    No. The model is Mid 2010.

     

    For instance, if you were to go to a shop right now, and purchase a brand new iMac that was made yesterday - it would be a Mid 2010 iMac

     

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,615 points)
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    Apr 25, 2011 4:46 PM (in response to Joseph Kriz)

    It's common that machines purchased shortly after a new release comes out are the prior generation. Apple (like all manufactures) has to sell through their inventory. As I mentioned the mid 2010 machines were released July 27th, it's very possible your machine is a late 2009 model. You can look up your machines specifications at:

     

    http://support.apple.com/specs/#imac

     

    From that site you can compare specification of a mid 2010 to a late 2009 model.

  • TaylorN90 Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)
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    Apr 25, 2011 4:46 PM (in response to Joseph Kriz)

    What is the firmware update you are referring to anyway?

     

    What is the DLxxx code?

  • stedman1 Level 9 Level 9 (50,040 points)
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    Apr 25, 2011 4:50 PM (in response to Joseph Kriz)

    Hi Joseph: Have you checked the model identifier number to confirm the generation of your Imac? If not, click the Apple in the top left corner, then "About this Mac" and More Info. The model identifier should be available there.

     

    Stedman

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,615 points)
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    Apr 25, 2011 4:51 PM (in response to TaylorN90)

    TaylorN90 wrote:

     

    What is the firmware update you are referring to anyway?

     

    What is the DLxxx code?

    It's a moot point because his machine doesn't need it however he posted a link in his original post to the firmware update he was referring to.

  • TaylorN90 Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)
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    Apr 25, 2011 4:56 PM (in response to rkaufmann87)

    Ah k - I didn't see that haha

     

    As you said, he could have an older version. I have seen someone buy a new iMac recently, and get a Late 2009 model.

     

    @Joseph - I would check your serial number, or check the Specs link posted above. If your serial is between W*9******** and W*02******* then you may have a Late 2009 model.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,615 points)
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    Apr 25, 2011 4:57 PM (in response to Joseph Kriz)

    Joseph Kriz wrote:

     

    I have a MID 2010 27" model as per the Apple documents and Apple identifier.... 11,3 .....

     

    I believe I have said this in all my post......

    Apple identifier 11,3

    That is a Mid 2010 model

    Interesting, well back to my original statement if Software Update says the machine doesn't need the update it doesn't need the update. If you would like to pursue it further then I'd suggest contacting AppleCare. I'm not sure where you are located but if you don't have their contact information you can find it at AppleCare Contact Info.

  • Joseph Albanese2 Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Apr 25, 2011 5:05 PM (in response to Joseph Kriz)

    You do not need the update. If you needed the update it would have installed when you chose "Software Update" from the Apple menu.

     

    Secondly, assuming you have a i5 or i7 CPU (among other things) than you are the proud owner of a Mid 2010 iMac. There is no "mid July" or "mid august" iMac.

     

    At this point in time you have the current model iMac, until next week that is. :)

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