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Apple today announced the details of its Mac OS X Snow Leopard Up-to-Date Program, which allows U.S. customers who purchased or will purchase a qualifying Mac after June 8th, 2009 with OS X Leopard installed to upgrade to OS X Snow Leopard upon its September release for a shipping and handling fee of $9.95 plus tax. Similar programs are available in a number of other countries. While Apple announced general information related to the program in its initial press release covering Snow Leopard's launch, today's update provides full details for customers looking to upgrade.

Apple has provided lists of new and refurbished Mac that qualify under the program, which requires customers to submit their completed order forms within 90 days of purchase or by December 26th, 2009, whichever is earlier. Customers who have multiple qualifying Macs on a single invoice may purchase an upgrade kit for each system as a cost of $9.95 for each system or purchase a single upgrade kit for $9.95 and request additional "Right to Copy" licenses at no charge. Regardless of the method chosen, the total number of licensed upgrades may not exceed the number of qualifying systems on the invoice.

Apple is also offering a similar program for customers purchasing Xserves who wish to upgrade to OS X Snow Leopard Server. The Snow Leopard Server program also costs $9.95 plus tax for each upgrade kit, and an upgrade kit is required for each qualifying machine for which an upgrade is requested.

Article Link: Apple Details Snow Leopard 'Up-to-Date' Program
 

AET10

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But it's $29.95 for everyone else, right? Because if that holds true, that's a heck of a bargain.
 

yoppie

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But it's $29.95 for everyone else, right? Because if that holds true, that's a heck of a bargain.

It's $29 for those who have Leopard. If you're running Tiger, you have to buy the Mac Box Set.
 

Bubba Satori

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But it's $29.95 for everyone else, right? Because if that holds true, that's a heck of a bargain.


That is a good deal. Engadget says the free W7 upgrade for pc buyers is going to be announced on the 26th. My boss say's it going to be announced on the 22nd.
 

H$R

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How will they know that I have Leopard on my system?

I mean if I install it over my current Leopard installation then it knows it. But what if I upgrade my MacBook with a newer hard drive which is blank. Do I first have to install Leopard? (which wouldn't really make any sense).

There wouldn't really be away to check if I bought my MacBook with Leopard (only if the look at my receipt I guess)
 

morespce54

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How will they know that I have Leopard on my system?

I mean if I install it over my current Leopard installation then it knows it. But what if I upgrade my MacBook with a newer hard drive which is blank. Do I first have to install Leopard? (which wouldn't really make any sense).

There wouldn't really be away to check if I bought my MacBook with Leopard (only if the look at my receipt I guess)

My bet (or wish) is they will offer an update-only DVD for $29.99 so you wont' be able to install the OS unless you have 10.5 already installed on your machine. In which case, they will also offer a full 10.6 DVD for $129.99...

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JFreak

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Up-to-date discs have always been upgrade-only, because they're meant for people that have purchased a Mac very recently. They think that upgrade is all that is needed. They're wrong, of course...
 

Durnaurion

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My bet (or wish) is they will offer an update-only DVD for $29.99 so you wont' be able to install the OS unless you have 10.5 already installed on your machine. In which case, they will also offer a full 10.6 DVD for $129.99...

No, I don't think so. Maybe the Install-DVD only works on those systems which were shipped with Leopard installed. That of course would be bad for those who upgraded their machines to Leopard...
 

PBUser167

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No, I don't think so. Maybe the Install-DVD only works on those systems which were shipped with Leopard installed. That of course would be bad for those who upgraded their machines to Leopard...

The install will probably just want you to insert a Leopard Disk to prove you have it before it will do a clean install. It is easy to solve this way without making you install the OS to then do an upgrade.
 

notnek

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My bet (or wish) is they will offer an update-only DVD for $29.99 so you wont' be able to install the OS unless you have 10.5 already installed on your machine. In which case, they will also offer a full 10.6 DVD for $129.99...

my 2 ¢

think about the iLife '09 up-to-date program ($9.95 as well). it was a full install disk (you didn't have to have an older version installed).
 

Stella

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What about non-us customers?


"Apple today announced the details of its Mac OS X Snow Leopard Up-to-Date Program, which allows U.S. customers who purchased or will purchase a qualifying Mac after June 8th, 2009 with OS X Leopard installed to upgrade to OS X Snow Leopard upon its September release for a shipping and handling fee of $9.95 plus tax."
 

H$R

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The install will probably just want you to insert a Leopard Disk to prove you have it before it will do a clean install. It is easy to solve this way without making you install the OS to then do an upgrade.

That would be the best way I think.
 

kornyboy

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Man, Apple really wants everyone to update to Snow Leopard. I wonder what's in it for them. They really are pushing this one hard.
 

bytethese

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Just qualified my system

I just bought a new 13" Macbook Pro on Sunday and was able to qualify my system. :)

*patiently waits until Sept*

Edit: I just got the email confirming my Up-To-Date order and it shows an actual shipping date now for Snow Leopard, Sept 25th.
 

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robinp

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I have the same problem

I bought a new MacBook Pro 13" on the 14th and it is telling me I have a problem with the date. Annoying.

Anyone else having trouble verifying? I bought a MBP on the 10th, but the page says



this page confirms they agree with me on the date of purchase.
 

kenboy127

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Why?

if the $9.95 is just shipping costs, why cant we just pick it up for free in the store??
 

wackymacky

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What about non-us customers?


"Apple today announced the details of its Mac OS X Snow Leopard Up-to-Date Program, which allows U.S. customers who purchased or will purchase a qualifying Mac after June 8th, 2009 with OS X Leopard installed to upgrade to OS X Snow Leopard upon its September release for a shipping and handling fee of $9.95 plus tax."

When Leopard cam out I got the upgrade for ~$20.00 NZD i.e 10 bucks US from the New Zealand Apple home page. Perhapps you'll be able to do the same?
 

Diode

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Huh that "September" ship date seems to be typical Apple ... September 25th .. IE last week of September
 

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wackymacky

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Man, Apple really wants everyone to update to Snow Leopard. I wonder what's in it for them. They really are pushing this one hard.

What do you mean? It's standard for apple to offer a up-to-date programe.

(Microsoft sometimes does the same. They did with mac:Office '08)
 

arkmannj

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How will they know that I have Leopard on my system?

I mean if I install it over my current Leopard installation then it knows it. But what if I upgrade my MacBook with a newer hard drive which is blank. Do I first have to install Leopard? (which wouldn't really make any sense).

There wouldn't really be away to check if I bought my MacBook with Leopard (only if the look at my receipt I guess)

I have Leopard (family pack) but I'm hoping it's an 'on your honor' system so we don't have to jump through needless hoops.

otherwise I'd hope they would just have you put your old Leopard DVD in for a second to verify.

Edit: second thought, they mey just be banking on the fact that if you meet the hardware requirements that there's a dang good chance it came with Leopard or that you bought it. (just to go along with the 'on-your-honor' method)
 
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