Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 11:19 AM (in response to sam vuori)
Requires a second-generation Apple TV or later. Supports the following Mac models:
- iMac (Mid 2011 or newer)
- Mac mini (Mid 2011 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer)
There are no returns per apple's terms and conditions.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 11:22 AM (in response to uselessSABOTAGE)
They do a good job hiding the fine print. Unfortunately there's not much you can do other than wait for a hack, or download some software called AirParrot which works. They don't like giving features to older customers to force them to upgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 11:28 AM (in response to uselessSABOTAGE)
And it is a consumers job to view that before they buy the upgrade? Would you tell that to your grandma? It's not the consumers fault (contrary to what Apple wants you to believe). They should be more transparent and before you checkout, it tells you what will and will not work, in big bold text.
WARNING: Before you purchase Mountain Lion, know that our key features used as a primary selling point only work on Macs that are a year old. Any older and you're SOL.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to fishffishstinks)
This is what I would tell my grandma.
I would tell her that any time you purchase any computer equipment or software or ETC you should check the minimum requirements/tech specs and verify it works with what you have and if you don't understand then please ask somebody to clarify it for you. And trust me I have had this conversation with my mother and her mom as well. So indeed I understand that some people jump headlong into something without fully knowing what they are getting into. So yes it is THE CUSTOMER's responsibility to read the fine print and ensure they know what it is they are getting into.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to sam vuori)
I think part of the problem is that Apple loves to toot their own horn on what their software can do while being as mum on the details as possible. I too own a 2010 MBA and feel a bit cheated.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 11:46 AM (in response to uselessSABOTAGE)
You have a point there, uselessSABOTAGE, but that is not my point.
What I can not understand is why create an upgrade that is useless to most Mac users in it's crucial aspects?
For me as a devoted Mac user since the early 1990´s already this is a major dissapointment and makes me wonder in what direction Apple actually is changing?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 11:48 AM (in response to uselessSABOTAGE)
It shouldn't have to be the customers responsibility in the tech industry. A very small percentage of the worlds population aren't tech savvy. I'm telling you right now the reason why Apple doesn't warn you with a giant popup beforehand is they make more money this way, which is why people are upset. It wasn't an oversight, it's an attempt to trick people into buying a product they can't use. Unless you can think of a different reason.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to fishffishstinks)
To both sam vuori and fishffishstinks:
If you believe that apple should do a better job in notifying customers about availability of features on their particular product you may submit feedback here http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html
I know that apple is a FOR PROFIT company. Personally I find it hard to believe they would put a system in place to bamboozle people into buying a product for a feature they want when their device isn't compatible.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 11:54 AM (in response to sam vuori)
Apple have only allowed the newer macs to do airplay mirroirng. I am so frustrated as this is the main feature i wanted to use and now i can't. Apple are clearly doing this to make people buy the newer macs. This shows how much Apple cares about their current customers and only cares about selling more products.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to fishffishstinks)
Fish, if that is their philosophy, the only outcome will be a shortsighted profit at the expense of future purchases. I'm already unhappy with Mountain Lion because of all the hype and press they gave it only to get the final version and find more issues with it than Lion had at release. At least I felt with Lion I got what was promised. Mountain Lion is failing to deliver in many aspects with my household.
At least Bootcamp is still there as I'm likely going to buy a few copies of Windows 7. While not as glamorous, I know what I am getting.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to sam vuori)
I have a mid 2011 iMac and when I try to use Airplay it tells me no devices are available. I am trying to connect with a 2nd Gen. apple TV. All on the same network. The airplay mirroring box is grayed out and says "No devices detected."
Anyone have a suggestion?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 12:01 PM (in response to BarrettF77)
Only in the past month or so have I really started be an active member in these forums. I have noticed that people seem to have all manner of issues with Lion and Mountain Lion that often I've never encountered (knock on wood). I am not positive but I believe that those issues are the exception to the rule. I also believe that often there few who have a much better experience than most and few who have a much worse experience than most.
I hope that you each are able to find amicable resolutions to your issues and that either way you end up pleased with your products.
Best of luck