6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2011 12:18 PM by varjak paw
SteveH Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

When Lion is released, will it be included with new Mac's or only available as a download - providing Snow Leopard is already installed?


I ask this because I'm getting ready to purchase a Mac Mini and I need to know if I have a time crunch to be sure I get Snow Leopard.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (255,405 points)

    Once Lion is released Apple will start pre-installing it on newly produced Macs. However, if you purchase a new Mac that comes with Snow Leopard pre-installed then you will get a redemption coupon allowing you a free download of Lion.

  • SteveH Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    Thanks for your reply and info.


    How long do you think I have before I run the risk of purchasing a Mac Mini with Lion?

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (255,405 points)

    It would depend on where you bought it. Macs with Lion pre-installed may not yet be in local store inventories, but as soon as Lion is released it will be pre-installed on new inventory.


    If you don't want one with Lion pre-installed then I would make your purchase ASAP.

  • SteveH Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    I just got the Mac Mini today - now I'm shopping for a monitor.

  • ElAATA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bought my MacBookPro 10 days ago, I got a student discount and a 100$ AppStore credit,

    Is that credit what you were infering as redemtion code?

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)

    No, that's different. See: