ADVICE: The Waiting Game

Chris14

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Aug 13, 2006
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Does anyone know about Apple's policy on upgrades etc.

If I were to buy an iMac in December/January, and in January or February Leopard (10.5) came out, would I still need to pay full price, or upgrade price, or would they provide it for free within a certain timescale?


You views would be appreciated.
 

extraextra

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You'd have to pay the full price. There is no "upgrade price." I think they'll only give it to you free within like 10-14 days of your computer purchase. So, you buy your computer Jan. 1, and Leopard comes out Jan. 10, they'll most likely give it to you. You buy a computer Jan. 1, and it comes out March 16, you'll have to pay the full price.

And I believe Leopard is expected closer to April.
 

roland.g

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they have no policy, however historically they have given computer and sotware purchasers who recently purchased typically within the past 14 days either a free upgrade or for $20 (that cost was said to offset the cd/dvd and shipping). That is more likely to be the case with iLife since Leopard will likely be announced with a future release date, at which point the will pull tiger and start taking pre-orders.
 

dleboubon

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Sep 27, 2006
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I'm pretty sure it's a 2 week period (give or take a couple of days) for a free upgrade. I bought my PB on Oct 8/03 with 10.2 installed & I received a free upgrade when 10.3 was released on Oct 24/03. I was on the cut off date for the free upgrade though (2 weeks + 2 days).
 

Chris14

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Thanks

Thanks very much guys for clearing that up for me.

New iMac for me by Christmas then! :)

It will be nice to replace my awesome speedy system :cool:
iMac G3
 

ipoddin

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Chris14 said:
Does anyone know about Apple's policy on upgrades etc.

If I were to buy an iMac in December/January, and in January or February Leopard (10.5) came out, would I still need to pay full price, or upgrade price, or would they provide it for free within a certain timescale?


You views would be appreciated.
Chances are highly likely 10.5 won't come out before February anyway.