Question for Buying before ilife 07 (operation system alike?) Release

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tonfisk, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. tonfisk macrumors member

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    I will buy a macbook before this weekend, and probably the new ilife will not be out till then ... so sad. I remember people mentioned here that if a machine is bought certain days before the release of a new OSX system, he could later claim the new operating system at tiny cost -- would this also be true for ilife, which similarly comes preinstalled in a macbook just like the system? Anybody help me with this? Thanks!

    By the way, my friend here in France ordered a standard black macbook from apple.fr last week, but has not yet received the machine till now. Since on the site it says ship in 24 hours, how come it could be so long to wait? Could it be a guess that the machine is waiting for a new ilife? :rolleyes:
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes it would normally be iLife to. The way it normally works is that if you buy a new product on the day the shipping date is announced or later you can pay postage (normally around £10 - £15) to get the updates. As there are no shipping dates announced yet you would not qualify for this unless Apple announce a different policy this year.
     
  3. tonfisk thread starter macrumors member

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    But does apple also announce the release date of ilife beforehand?
     
  4. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    There is a shipping date and a build date.

    Shipping is usually within 24 hours of the product being built which can vary.

    e.g. it may take a week to build it and then it is shipped within 24 hours. So it could be upto and beyond 2 weeks before you receive it.

    If you are buying software and it says 24 hour shipping you can get it next day within reason. I have on a few occasions ordered something in the evening and received it the morning after.
     
  5. tonfisk thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, however my friend did not customize the laptop at all -- she ordered the standard black book. I was guessing in that case the machine should be ready for shipping immediately. Maybe I was wrong?
     

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