Lion OS Guarantee?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ELA2, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2011

    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.

  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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, where answers to your Lion-related questions will be found.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2011
    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.
  4. macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Why would you be able to, apple owes you nothing and you aren't entitled to anything either.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2003
    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.
  6. macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2011
    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?
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2003
    Hey - there is only one Apple god and his name is Steve! ;)
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2005
    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.
  9. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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
  10. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    With this perhaps?
  11. macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2010
    Anglesey, UK
    We're not worthy! :)

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