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#34785 - 06/17/15 06:10 PM Re: Considering buying Apple Refurb June2012 MBP [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Is 8.1 the latest version of 8?

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#34786 - 06/17/15 06:20 PM Re: Considering buying Apple Refurb June2012 MBP [Re: slolerner]
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No. 10.8.5 is the final Mountain Lion version. Find the 10.8.5 Combo Updater HERE.
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#34788 - 06/17/15 06:24 PM Re: Considering buying Apple Refurb June2012 MBP [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/04/09
The firmware specs mandate 10.8.2.
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#34789 - 06/17/15 08:14 PM Re: Considering buying Apple Refurb June2012 MBP [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
I would think that the d/l from Apple would not need the updates, they would all be included in the installer archive. Maybe not...

Anyway, this is what Apple said was what it shipped with at different times:
10.7.3, 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10.2


Edited by slolerner (06/17/15 08:59 PM)
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#34790 - 06/17/15 08:27 PM Re: Considering buying Apple Refurb June2012 MBP [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
It looks like you can just complete the 10.8 updates until they are all there.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202502

Apparently, it is still what they are shipping today as a non-retina 13" MBP.

http://9to5mac.com/community/why-apple-continues-to-sell-the-mid-2012-macbook-pro/


Edited by slolerner (06/17/15 09:08 PM)
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#34791 - 06/17/15 09:26 PM Re: Considering buying Apple Refurb June2012 MBP [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/25/09
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#34823 - 06/19/15 07:46 AM Re: Considering buying Apple Refurb June2012 MBP [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: artie505
I dunno... I've always assumed that an Apple refurb was delivered as it originally shipped (as my MBP did).

Refurbs will ship with at least as good of specs as advertised. They only have that basic selection available on the refurb store, so if they get in a machine to refurb that had a HDD, memory, CPU, or display bump on it, you may come out ahead with a free upgrade.

I've seen people get all of those... additional RAM, larger hard drive, the higher end processor choice, or the higher resolution display, than what they paid for. It's one of the selling points I throw out when people ask me what to get for a computer. "take the money you save buying a refurb, and use it to buy applecare. that will help take away the worry of a refurb, give you a free extended warranty, AND you may get a free bonus if you're lucky".
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#34840 - 06/19/15 03:35 PM Re: Considering buying Apple Refurb June2012 MBP [Re: Virtual1]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Cyn, please remove my last post from the closed forum.

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#34857 - 06/21/15 07:57 PM Re: Considering buying Apple Refurb June2012 MBP [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/03/09
I removed all the recent replies from the monitor thread and reopened it, so it's returned to its 2009 state.
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