Mac OS X Up-To-Date Program

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SteveC, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. SteveC macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a question about the Mac OS X Up-To-Date Program--the program from Apple that allows recent purchasers of a computer or Mac OS to buy the next Mac OS for a lower price.

    It's safe to assume they will offer this with Tiger. So my question is:

    How long after buying a new Mac, or Mac OX 10.3, can someone buy the next OS (in this case, Tiger) at the Mac OS X Up-To-Date Program price?

    What time frame does the Mac OS X Up-To-Date Program usually cover? 30 days..60 days..90 days?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It tends to be offered for Macs bought after a shipping date for the next OS is released. So at the moment no Mac purchases will be included in the Tiger Up-To-Date program. If Steve announces that Tiger will be available at the end of summer (say end of August) on Tuesday I would expect that they will limit the Up-To-Date program to Macs bought 30 days before the release.
     
  3. SteveC thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Apple announced Panther was shipping on October 24, 2003.

    This announcement was made on October 8, 2003.

    The Mac OS X Up-to-date program period began October 8, 2003 and ended December 26, 2003.

    So it's not a set date, it's when Apple makes the announcement for a product release.

    You will not be eligible for the up-to-date program before Apple makes the actual product announcement.

    If you buy a machine now, and Steve makes the announcemt at MWSF -- you will need to buy a $129 upgrade.

    Here is the Original Panther Up-to-Date page....

    http://web.archive.org/web/20031202015723/www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/
     

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