8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 10, 2012 6:09 AM by Russa Branched to a new discussion.
StevenPerl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just bought a new iMac. I found out it is the version of lion from mid last year and not the latest version. What is the difference?Should I return it and buy the latest version?


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  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    Since your iMac was produced and boxed before the newest update came out for lion that is why you have the 10.7.2 version instead of the 10.7.3.

     

    Just run Software Update and update it the .3 version. Other then that there is NO difference.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (42,635 points)

    The difference between the one releases last year and the one that will be released this year is that the one that will be released this year is different from the one released last year.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    Barney-15E wrote:

     

    The difference between the one releases last year and the one that will be released this year is that the one that will be released this year is different from the one released last year.

    Not really. Lion is Lion, last year, this year, it is still Lion.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (6,540 points)

    Shootist007 wrote:

     

    Barney-15E wrote:

     

    The difference between the one releases last year and the one that will be released this year is that the one that will be released this year is different from the one released last year.

    Not really. Lion is Lion, last year, this year, it is still Lion.

    Yes, but it's a different version. Very cleverly said Barney

     

    Pete

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    petermac87 wrote:

     

    Shootist007 wrote:

     

    Barney-15E wrote:

     

    The difference between the one releases last year and the one that will be released this year is that the one that will be released this year is different from the one released last year.

    Not really. Lion is Lion, last year, this year, it is still Lion.

    Yes, but it's a different version. Very cleverly said Barney

     

    Pete

    No it is not. The newest update just adds some things to it, no new features and only fixes bugs. It is still Lion OS X 10.7.x. It is not 10.6 or 10.8.

     

    It is just a "Point" release and not a New Operating system. All Macbook Pros that could run Lion from last year can run the newest Lion Point release from this year.

     

    Oh and by the way Barney was talking about Mountain Lion, 10.8. Which is a NEW OS X operating system and has nothing to do with Lion 10.7.x. And it is not out yet.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (6,540 points)

    Shootist007 wrote:

     

    petermac87 wrote:

     

    Shootist007 wrote:

     

    Barney-15E wrote:

     

    The difference between the one releases last year and the one that will be released this year is that the one that will be released this year is different from the one released last year.

    Not really. Lion is Lion, last year, this year, it is still Lion.

    Yes, but it's a different version. Very cleverly said Barney

     

    Pete

    No it is not. The newest update just adds some things to it, no new features and only fixes bugs. It is still Lion OS X 10.7.x. It is not 10.6 or 10.8.

     

    It is just a "Point" release and not a New Operating system. All Macbook Pros that could run Lion from last year can run the newest Lion Point release from this year.

     

    Oh and by the way Barney was talking about Mountain Lion, 10.8. Which is a NEW OS X operating system and has nothing to do with Lion 10.7.x. And it is not out yet.

    lol. Don't bust a blood vein. The comment was made in jest, but if you want to be serious, then OK 10.7 and 10.7.1 were different than 10.7.2 and 10.7.3. Why? Well one little thing called 'iCloud' for a start.

     

     

    Shootist007 wrote:

     

    Oh and by the way Barney was talking about Mountain Lion, 10.8. Which is a NEW OS X operating system and has nothing to do with Lion 10.7.x. And it is not out yet.

    Sorry, there was absolutely no mention of the upcoming 10.8 that I could see in Barney's comment.

     

    Cheer Up. Life can't be that bad.

     

    Pete

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (42,635 points)

    Just run Software Update and it will offer to install the latest version.

  • Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)

    With a new release comes more stability, improvements in security features etc. etc. With your new machine, 10.7.3 is the way to go.

     

    See

     

    OS X Lion Update 10.7.3 (Client Combo)

     

    Download icon

    About OS X Lion Update 10.7.3 (Client Combo)

    The 10.7.3 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac including fixes that:

    • Add Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, and Ukrainian language support
    • Address issues when using smart cards to log into OS X
    • Resolve issues authenticating with directory services
    • Address compatibility issues with Windows file sharing

    For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5048.

    For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.