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ELA2
Apr 25, 2011, 01:43 PM
Hi,

Has anyone been able to force an apple store to guarantee a Lion O/S upgrade for free with the purchase of a Macbook pro now?

Just curious.

Thanks!



GGJstudios
Apr 25, 2011, 01:45 PM
No, you can't "force" such a thing. No one knows for certain when Lion will be released. Note that there is a Lion forum (http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=152), where answers to your Lion-related questions will be found.

ZombieZakk
Apr 25, 2011, 01:51 PM
no they should not guarantee you a copy now anyways.

when snow leopard came out apple issued a coupon to people who bought a mac i think it was 2 months prior to release to upgrade for $10 but even that was generous.

snaky69
Apr 25, 2011, 02:19 PM
Hi,

Has anyone been able to force an apple store to guarantee a Lion O/S upgrade for free with the purchase of a Macbook pro now?

Just curious.

Thanks!
Why would you be able to, apple owes you nothing and you aren't entitled to anything either.

rorschach
Apr 25, 2011, 05:41 PM
Hi,

Has anyone been able to force an apple store to guarantee a Lion O/S upgrade for free with the purchase of a Macbook pro now?

Just curious.

Thanks!

Usually the Up-to-Date programs start on the day the announce the release date (or announce something more specific than "summer"--like a month) and end a few months after the release.

The Snow Leopard UTD lasted from June 8 to December 29.

Socratic
Apr 25, 2011, 06:23 PM
Why would you be able to, apple owes you nothing and you aren't entitled to anything either.

It's not an unreasonable expectation. Apple might not 'owe' you anything - but at this stage the OP hasn't made the purchase - they are trying to negotiate the purchase. Apple have announced they are updating software soon, OP could wait and buy later, or buy now. Apple would prefer buy now, so it's an exchange, OP agrees not to hold off on his purchase, Apple agrees to give him free software (the marginal cost of which, by the way, is essentially nil).

Or should we not try to negotiate with the almighty Apple gods?

rorschach
Apr 25, 2011, 09:26 PM
It's not an unreasonable expectation. Apple might not 'owe' you anything - but at this stage the OP hasn't made the purchase - they are trying to negotiate the purchase. Apple have announced they are updating software soon, OP could wait and buy later, or buy now. Apple would prefer buy now, so it's an exchange, OP agrees not to hold off on his purchase, Apple agrees to give him free software (the marginal cost of which, by the way, is essentially nil).

Or should we not try to negotiate with the almighty Apple gods?

Hey - there is only one Apple god and his name is Steve! ;)

macpro2000
Apr 26, 2011, 09:27 AM
If you are a rational person, one should know that it isn't reasonable to expect a break until Lion is officially announced. However, you could always write a letter to Obama and 'hope' that things will 'change.' :) People are getting things in this country they shouldn't have and they just expect more and more.

maflynn
Apr 26, 2011, 09:36 AM
Has anyone been able to force an apple store to guarantee a Lion O/S upgrade for free with the purchase of a Macbook pro now?
You cannot force apple to do anything.

They have a policy and they adhere to that pretty well. I believe that if you purchase a mac within 2 weeks of the release date you can get a free upgrade.

You'll have to wait longer for a Mac to actually come with Lion preinstalled as apple will need to flush the supply chain of macs with 10.6

simsaladimbamba
Apr 26, 2011, 09:41 AM
Hi,

Has anyone been able to force an apple store to guarantee a Lion O/S upgrade for free with the purchase of a Macbook pro now?

Just curious.

Thanks!

With this (http://www.mil.ee/im/varustus/relvapilt/fh70-vm6.jpg) perhaps?

buckers
Apr 27, 2011, 06:22 AM
Hey - there is only one Apple god and his name is Steve! ;)

We're not worthy! :)