Free OS X upgrade on Macs bought today?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Foaric, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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. :/
     
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    MacDawg

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    What gives you the idea that it would be $150 or more?
    Not likely
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    adcx64

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    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.
     
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    siurpeeman

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    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, and it was $30 the year before.
     
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    mmomega

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    $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
     
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    w0lf

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    No it won't be free but most likely it'll be in the range of $0 to $20 to upgrade.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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    Mr. Retrofire

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    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.

    19.99 US$ is the price for everyone else in the Mac App Store (MAS), not 149.99 US$. :)

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    Thank god! :)
     
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    w0lf

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    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).
     
  11. macrumors 603

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    I don't think apple has ever charged more than $129 for an OS upgrade.
     

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