Mavericks 4 FREE with new MBA?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by derDomi, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2013
    Does anyone know, if I buy a new released MacBook Air today, will I receive a FREE Upgrade to Mavericks once it is released in fall?
    Otherwise, I would just wait another more few month and get my MacBook Air once Mavericks has been released and comes with the device anyway.
    Thanks for any advise!
  2. macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2011
    No, not yet. Mavericks is still three to five months away.
    When they announce a release date, they will also announce that all Macs bought some time before that date (about one month), will get a free upgrade when Mavericks is released. That was the case for Mountain Lion and Lion. They haven't yet announced an exact release date.

    I would never postpone buying a new machine only for the OS (which only costs $20 and works on all other supported Macs you might have as well). If you want it now, go get it.
  3. macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Unlikely. The up-to-date program is for the final release. Previews do not count. Only certain developers can download the final version for free (without a Mac-purchase).
  4. macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    You might as well just buy the laptop now. Otherwise you're missing out on potentially 5 months of quality laptop time just to save $20 (I'm assuming Mavericks will cost $20 since that's what Mountain Lion costs).
  5. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Those people who will wait 5 months to save the $20 makes it sound like they don't need a new computer at all.

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