Will buyers of Core2Duo iMac get free upgrade to Leopard?

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  1. auyongtc macrumors member

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    I really wonder.. since the core benefit (pun intended) is the 64-bitness goodness. And Tiger doesn't make use of it - so will Apple give free upgrade to Leopard for this when it's released next year? Or not? :confused:
     
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    Tiger DOES make some use of 64-bit, just not to the extent that Leopard will.
    Not.
     
  5. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    Can I nominate this for the dumbest question ever award?

    Seriously though. 64-bit doesnt change that much. Besides if you remember the G5 was 64-bit. So the 64-bit portion has been in OSX for quite sometime.

    Leopard will utilize that, but you aint getting it free.
     
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    $69 for the student upgrade, a lot better than those Vista prices we're seeing now :rolleyes:
     
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    By this logic every G5 ever sold would also get the free upgrade. :eek:
     
  8. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    will my amd-64 emachines get a free leopard upgrade
     
  9. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

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    obviously... it's 64 bit right? :).

    Maybe i can get leopard for half price, seeing as my powerbook is 32 bit...
     
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    hahahaha thats like asking will powermac g5 users get a free mac pro :p
     
  11. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    Apple is probably announcing the Leopard release date about 2 months before they launch it. My guess would be all new computer purchases after that release date announcement will get to buy a free update (they want to charge for postage).
     
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  13. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    No, I do not believe so.
     
  14. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Generally if there is a major OS update within 60-90 days of your purchase
    Apple may allow you to purchase an update DVD for a nominal fee like $19.95

    Once Leopard is released, Apple will publish the details on who is and who
    is not eligable for the less expensive update.

    I'll be doomed to buying the family pack.
     
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    Maybe, that would make it double the price since it takes twice as long to process 64-bits on a G4.

    I don't see Apple offering Mac OS X of any sort for free when it has yet to be released. Even the Up-to-date discs had a hefty price for shipping and handling. Of course, it's possible they could offer some for free, if they raised the price to maybe $299?
     
  16. stefan15 macrumors regular

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    True that! $500CDN!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. savar macrumors 68000

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    not unless you buy it next year
     

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