Stupid question...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Rubin421, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. Rubin421 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2004
    Location:
    New York
    #1
    A friend of mine who's been using Macs forever told me that when you buy a new Macintosh, if Apple releases a new OS within the next few months, you'll often get the new OS for free.

    I highly doubt that, but he's my friend, and why would he lie?
     
  2. mpw Guest

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2004
    #2
    They did this when I bought my iBook but I think they had announced a release date by the time I'd ordered. If you're thinking about Tiger updates for free I don't think this is going to happen for anyone who just got a new Mac for Christmas.
     
  3. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

    RBMaraman

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2002
    Location:
    Prospect, KY
    #3
    Your friend is kinda-sorta right, but not really.

    If you buy a new Mac after the release date for a new OS is announced, you get the OS for $25 (technically, Apple calls it a 'shipping & handling fee').
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #4
    Yep..

    Usually the grace period is right around two weeks before and any time after. The OS is something like $25 then.
     
  5. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

    Rod Rod

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
  6. drive428 macrumors member

    drive428

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2004
    Location:
    Bakersfield
    #6
    If I were to buy an Apple, should I wait to but it after they announce the date for Tiger? I've got money thats burning a whole in my pocket.
     
  7. Bear macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Location:
    Sol III - Terra
    #7
    Tiger availability will be announced somewhere between now and the end of June. Do you really want to wait until 6 months form now to buy a new system?

    At best, maybe you should see what they announce at MacWorld before you order.
     

Share This Page