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Foaric
Jun 17, 2013, 08:14 PM
Does anyone know if an upgrade to Mavericks will be free for Macs that are bought from now on?

I'm not too into the idea of buying a Mac now and paying $150 or more to upgrade in a few months. :/

MacDawg
Jun 17, 2013, 08:15 PM
What gives you the idea that it would be $150 or more?
Not likely

Foaric
Jun 17, 2013, 08:17 PM
What gives you the idea that it would be $150 or more?
Not likely

Oh I was just guessing, I'm a Windows user and that's what new Windows versions usually cost, I figured it'd be similar.

adcx64
Jun 17, 2013, 08:17 PM
There's no word of an "Up to Date" program yet, but Mavericks will likely cost $20 like the past few releases, not 150.

Also: great thing about OS X is that it doesn't have that genuine activation crap. Just works.

siurpeeman
Jun 17, 2013, 08:18 PM
historically, all new macs get the free update when they announce a shipping date (roughly) and price for the new version of os x. so if you bought a new mac today, you'll likely have to pay for mavericks. and as macdawg pointed above, you probably won't pay anything near $150. last year's upgrade was $20 (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/07/25/apple-launches-os-x-mountain-lion-via-mac-app-store-for-19-99/), and it was $30 (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/06/mac-os-x-lion-set-for-july-debut-priced-at-29-99-mac-app-store-exclusive/) the year before.

mmomega
Jun 17, 2013, 08:19 PM
Does anyone know if an upgrade to Mavericks will be free for Macs that are bought from now on?

I'm not too into the idea of buying a Mac now and paying $150 or more to upgrade in a few months. :/

$150 ? Where did that number come from ?

Snow Leopard was $30, Lion was $30 and Mountain Lion was $20, has there been a rumor that the price was going to substantially increase over the last release

w0lf
Jun 17, 2013, 08:22 PM
Does anyone know if an upgrade to Mavericks will be free for Macs that are bought from now on?

I'm not too into the idea of buying a Mac now and paying $150 or more to upgrade in a few months. :/

No it won't be free but most likely it'll be in the range of $0 to $20 to upgrade.

crzdcolombian
Jun 17, 2013, 08:23 PM
Mac upgrades have been 20-30 bucks.... I hightly doubt it will be 150 they aren't microsoft. Apple screws you when you buy their hardware they basically give you their software to keep you.

Mr. Retrofire
Jun 17, 2013, 08:31 PM
...an upgrade to Mavericks will be free for Macs that are bought from now on?
No. They announce the availability of Mavericks via:
http://www.apple.com/pr/

After this announcement, you can go to
http://www.apple.com/osx/uptodate/
where you can order your copy of OS X 10.9. This copy costs you nothing, if you have the proper hardware and/or purchase receipt.

I'm not too into the idea of buying a Mac now and paying $150 or more to upgrade in a few months. :/
19.99 US$ is the price for everyone else in the Mac App Store (MAS), not 149.99 US$. :-)

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Also: great thing about OS X is that it doesn't have that genuine activation crap. Just works.
Thank god! :-)

w0lf
Jun 17, 2013, 08:31 PM
Mac upgrades have been 20-30 bucks.... I hightly doubt it will be 150 they aren't microsoft. Apple screws you when you buy their hardware they basically give you their software to keep you.

Apple used to charge $150+ for OS upgrades too, you know... Plus Microsoft seems to be heading the way of cheaper software too, you were able to get Win8 for $40 for a decent period and the upgrade from 8 to 8.1 is supposed to be free. Of course Microsoft will keep their expensive PRO packages but I think their standard release is headed the way of Apple ($25 or less).

Cougarcat
Jun 18, 2013, 12:50 AM
I don't think apple has ever charged more than $129 for an OS upgrade.