ADC Student Plan

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  1. kikobarbada macrumors regular

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    I would like to know more about a rumour that I am not sure that is not that if you buy the ADC student plan for 99 dollars you get more than 300 in return.

    Is that true?

    Thanks, Kiko.
     
  2. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    You get 20% discount on 1 hardware order.

    You should get Leopard for free.(Its not explicitly stated you do)

    You get a T-Shirt

    You get a chance to apply to WWDC on a scholarship
     
  3. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

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    Is the ADC discount a one year thing?

    i.e.
    If I buy it in October to get Leopard, can I still use the discount in 2010 for my mac pro?
     
  4. eenu macrumors 65816

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    1yr so you would need to renew at least twice
     
  5. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    It is a one year thing and students only get one hardware discount per life time.
     
  6. basicfiend macrumors member

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    Don't they say a current version of the OS? I wonder if that means Tiger 10.4.10 or if you can delay it until Leopard comes out.
     
  7. eenu macrumors 65816

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    i was told if you buy before leopard release you will get tiger and that is it
     
  8. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    I can currently download tiger, so I assume I can download Leopard when its released.
     
  9. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    They have the OS for download for ADC members?
     
  10. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    Yep 10.4.0

    Says it was included in that month mailing list as well.
     
  11. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    Current version of OS X means the currently pressed retail DVD, which at this time is 10.4.6. When the next retail DVDs are pressed, i.e. 10.5.1, they should begin shipping to developers a few weeks after initial retail demand is met.
     
  12. gfreaky macrumors newbie

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    The discount isn't a flat 20% off anything. I ran some numbers, and if I recall, the program is only worth the $100 (not factoring in the cost of Leopard) if you're buying a Macbook or Macbook Pro.

    You can get the exact prices under the discount by going to:

    http://developer.apple.com/membership/usa.html

    ... and looking for the "ADC Hardware Purchase Program Store" link.

    Oh, and if you will be getting Applecare, purchase that through the Education Store as it is cheaper there than from the Developer Store.


    -GF
     
  13. eenu macrumors 65816

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    Well the ADC team told me different....
     
  14. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    Its on my screen I wouldn't lie to you :D

    Its not an official perk they could remove the link if they wanted.
     
  15. eenu macrumors 65816

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    Not saying you are but they lost a sale from me so if i could have got tiger now and then leopard in october they would have said that to make the sale.....as it was they said it wouldn't happen and thus lost the sale.
     
  16. kikobarbada thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think I understand but the ADC store : http://store.apple.com/AppleStore/WebObjects/ADC?qprm=38839 is already cheaper than the educational store either way, so why wouldnt everyone buy from it?

    So as I see, the 100 dollars is only worth it if you're having a +500 upgrade in a specific thing (like boosting to a MacPro 8-core processor)?
     
  17. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    The discount is felt purchasing the MBP or the Mac Pros where the $100 ADC membership fee basically pays for itself and some in the discount. The discount is minimalized for consumer products such as the iMac, Macbook and Mini.
     
  18. kikobarbada thread starter macrumors regular

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    But can I use the Developer Store which is already 20% discount on mostly everything except software and accessories without having any paid memberships? If so, why would anyone else use the regular store and pay 25% more?
     
  19. kikobarbada thread starter macrumors regular

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    But can I use the Developer Store which is already 20% discount on mostly everything except software and accessories without having any paid memberships? If so, why would anyone else use the regular store and pay 25% more?
     

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