With Lion’s release in July, Apple will switch over to a digital distribution of OS X through the Mac App Store. What if you’re one of the many Americans still on a modem, though? Or what if your broadband connection is slow? What if you are one of the increasing number of broadband users with a download cap? How will you install the 4GB OS X update?
Apple’s got a suggestion: bring your Mac on into the Apple Store and piggy back our free WiFi. Something tells me they might regret that.
Apple Store reps told Computer World that while the Genius Bar technicians aren’t about to install OS X Lion for you, you can always bring in your Mac, plug into the store’s WiFi connection and download the update yourself.
Anyone else see anarchy ensuing here if anyone actually follows this advice? While there’s a comical image in my head of an army of Mac owners dragging their Mac Pros and iMacs into the store and scrounging around for outlets, even people bringing in their MacBooks and hovering around for a couple hours while the update installs could lead to some frantic congestion problems. This seems like an Improv Everywhere skit just waiting to happen.