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irDigital0l
Jun 10, 2013, 06:00 PM
I'm planning on getting the new MBA and I remember last year, if you bought a new MacBook within a set period of time, you would get OS X Mountain Lion fore free.

How does it work for Mavericks?

ECUPeeDee14
Jun 10, 2013, 06:01 PM
Probably if you bought from now on you will be part of the up to date program.

Bear
Jun 10, 2013, 06:02 PM
I'm planning on getting the new MBA and I remember last year, if you bought a new MacBook within a set period of time, you would get OS X Mountain Lion fore free.

How does it work for Mavericks?Mavericks will probably be $19.99 (US) unless you but a new Mac shortly before it releases. Apple will announce when that date it, but expect it to be about a month before Mavericks is released

irDigital0l
Jun 10, 2013, 06:25 PM
Mavericks will probably be $19.99 (US) unless you but a new Mac shortly before it releases. Apple will announce when that date it, but expect it to be about a month before Mavericks is released

So I should probably wait a bit. Also there's a back to school thing like they give you $100 iTunes gift card or something?

east85
Jun 10, 2013, 06:26 PM
So I should probably wait a bit. Also there's a back to school thing like they give you $100 iTunes gift card or something?

The back to school deals aren't usually the same each year.

Bear
Jun 10, 2013, 07:13 PM
So I should probably wait a bit. Also there's a back to school thing like they give you $100 iTunes gift card or something?If you can wait, do wait for the back to school deal (if they have it this year - we should know within 2 or 3 weeks).

And you never know what the deal will be.

irDigital0l
Jun 10, 2013, 07:25 PM
If you can wait, do wait for the back to school deal (if they have it this year - we should know within 2 or 3 weeks).

And you never know what the deal will be.

cool

thanks for the info

maflynn
Jun 10, 2013, 07:36 PM
Its usually free once they set the date, so if you bought a computer now, chances are you'll end up paying for the upgrade.

ZMacintosh
Jun 10, 2013, 08:10 PM
$1000+ for a computer and you cant cough up ~$20 for a nice OS? :eek:

Generally though its once the announcement is made moving forward, any machine purchased after the announcement gets the Up-to-date option.

irDigital0l
Jun 10, 2013, 10:46 PM
$1000+ for a computer and you cant cough up ~$20 for a nice OS? :eek:

If I can save $20...why not.

I'm planning to buy one during the summer.

I dont see the problem with that.

RAPTORSKI
Jun 10, 2013, 10:53 PM
Apple should just stop charging for OS updates, if iOS 7 is free and is such a huge update, then why can't OSX be free, especially for Mountain Lion users. :confused:

But then again this is nothing I did not expect so I'll probably end up paying the $20 bucks or whatever it is, especially if there are any kind of back to school deals going along with it.

w0lf
Jun 10, 2013, 11:06 PM
It's certainly possible but unlikely.

KUguardgrl13
Jun 11, 2013, 12:57 AM
Apple should just stop charging for OS updates, if iOS 7 is free and is such a huge update, then why can't OSX be free, especially for Mountain Lion users. :confused:

But then again this is nothing I did not expect so I'll probably end up paying the $20 bucks or whatever it is, especially if there are any kind of back to school deals going along with it.

Hey it's better than buying a Windows license!

Tankmaze
Jun 11, 2013, 05:15 AM
i'm guessing any mac that was purchase after june 10 2013 would get free upgrades.

Mr. Retrofire
Jun 11, 2013, 07:23 AM
i'm guessing any mac that was purchase after june 10 2013 would get free upgrades.
No, previews do not count.

Bear
Jun 11, 2013, 07:26 AM
i'm guessing any mac that was purchase after june 10 2013 would get free upgrades.When Apple announces the shipping date of Mavericks, they will announce the cutoff date for the Up To Date program.

Typically (but not always) that cutoff is date the announcement is made. Expect the announcement about a month before Mavericks release date.