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mitty
14th October 2008, 09:59 AM
Just wondering, is it likely that the version of OSX included with the new Macbooks will include all available updates (eg up to 10.5.5) or will it only include 10.5? In preparation for my impending purchase I'm downloading all sorts of (legit!) recommended Mac stuff so that I can install it on my shiny new machine when it arrives. If necessary I'd like to download the combo update but only if I need to.

Also does a new Mac normally include Ilife?

blakat
14th October 2008, 10:00 AM
Yes iLife is included. and why not just run software updates once you get the new machine?

dotComrade
14th October 2008, 10:01 AM
The new machines will include 10.5.5 and yes, they all come with iLife

grfxninja
14th October 2008, 10:02 AM
I bought an iMac on the weekend that came with fully updated iLife, but OS X was only 10.5.4.

Better than usual though, because I normally have to catch up about 3-4 point releases for a new machine

mitty
14th October 2008, 10:04 AM
Cool thanks guys/gals :)

TheWatchman
14th October 2008, 10:08 AM
Will have 10.5.5 as they're only just about to be released. ilife included (wonder if they will announce iLife 2009 at this event and maybe you'll get that?)

grfxninja
14th October 2008, 10:15 AM
(wonder if they will announce iLife 2009 at this event and maybe you'll get that?)

I doubt it, but if they do that, I'll be straight on the phone to Apple.
Wonder if the "Buyer protection" thing would cover iLife?

Alec Fraser
14th October 2008, 10:59 AM
From memory they also normally offer a mail in upgrade with Macs bought a month or so before the new iLife is released.

~Coxy
14th October 2008, 11:06 AM
If these rumours about all new NVidia chipsets and GPUs turn out to be true, then the new laptops will probably come with 10.5.6 or possibly a custom version of 10.5.5 that contains the extra drivers.

Current Macs come with 10.5.4.

rpjallan
14th October 2008, 11:11 AM
If these rumours about all new NVidia chipsets and GPUs turn out to be true, then the new laptops will probably come with 10.5.6 or possibly a custom version of 10.5.5 that contains the extra drivers.

Current Macs come with 10.5.4.

Yeah. That's what I was going to say. Don't be surprised if 10.5.6 is released tomorrow as well (or very shortly at least)...

aafuss
14th October 2008, 11:31 AM
10.5.6 could come, or more likely a special deriative of 10.5.5 (with a different build number).

iLife '08 will be included-'09 can be announced at another time.