Apple Makes Changes to MacBook Pros Following Release of Lion

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    Apple Makes Changes to MacBook Pros Following Release of Lion


    MacRumors reports today on several changes to new MacBook Pro packages following on from the recent release of OS X Lion. According to MacTrast, the website that first spotted the changes, there are quite a few differences to note between a MacBook Pro that shipped before Lion was released, and one that shipped with Lion pre-installed. The actual packaging is different for starters, as you can see from the comparison picture supplied by MacTrast, with the post-Lion laptops showing the Lion default desktop image as opposed to the previous Snow Leopard image. More importantly than the new box art, MacRumors says that Apple has also changed the MacBook Pro’s keyboard, altering the F3 key’s function to Mission Control instead of the previous Expose, and change the F4 key’s function to Launchpad instead of Dashboard.


    Possibly the most significant change of all is the fact that restore discs are no longer included when you buy a new MacBook Pro. This could cause problems if you want to do a clean install of Lion on an empty hard drive. According to MacRumors, both the new MacBook Air and Mac mini are able to run a Lion programme called Internet Recovery that will enable you to reinstall Lion on an empty hard drive, but apparently this is not available for the newly shipping MacBook Pros. A Lion USB thumb drive will be released next month, but it will set you back an extra $69.

    Source: Apple's Existing Mac Lines Tweaked for OS X Lion - Mac Rumors
    Last edited by Maura; 07-29-2011 at 03:09 AM.

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    $69 for a USB :O? Seems a bit heavy, I was expecting possibly some more changes than just some slight button changes. My iMac didn't come with a restore disk either, only my MacBook did from around 2008, Apple trying to make us spend more money...
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