Lion - Free Upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by scottgroovez, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 20, 2010
    With Lion coming up in the Summer, should Apple offer free upgrades to customers who buy a Mac now? I say that as potential customers could be holding out on purchasing a Mac until the new OSX is released, wouldn't it be better to secure those as customers now and give them the Lion when it's available. I'm keen to get a Mac, I can wait but if I knew I was eligible to get Lion free I'd probably pull the trigger now.

    I know a similar thing was offered to Windows users, a free upgrade to 7 when it was released.
  2. macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Typically give you 2 weeks or so. Release date hasn't even been announced.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    I don't remeber exactly how it was with leopard or even SL, but i think if you buy a mac after a certain date, you are eligible for a discounted disc- not a free copy
  4. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    As with all Apple computers purchased just before the release of a new OS, a drop in disk will be found in older models still on shelves after the release and you will be given an opportunity to get a free or severely discounted copy of the new OS if purchased in Apple's determined timeframe. I bought a Mac Mini about 30 days before Snow Leopard came out and was able to get SL for free.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    I think for SL there was a timeframe (4 weeks?) for getting SL for free. Then there was a separate timeframe outside of that for getting SL for $10. I may be wrong, as I did not qualify for either.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2007

    If you were within a month of Launch Day, you got it for free. There was a separate time frame that allowed you to get it for $10. Outside of that, you could buy it outright for $30 (if you already had 10.5) or $129 if you needed the box set.

    I would assume that 10.7 upgrades will be handled in a similar fashion, but we don't know pricing yet on the full version.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2011
    No free upgrade

    It seems that the upgrade was charged $10 for those who purchased a Mac after June 8th 2009 for Snow Leopard released on August 18th 2009 . Similar pricing may follow for Lion release.

    Check Lion up to date program to find more information

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