Bought new iMac today, lion out tomorrow

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Apple2000, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Apple2000 macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2011
    Well I ordered my refurbished iMac 27 inch 3.1GHz today, but rumor is that lion is out tomorrow. Do you think if I call apple and say i missed the cutoff for having it included with my computer by one day, they will give me it? I know that $30 isn't a big deal, but I have heard iffy reviews of it and i don't know if i want to spend $30 on a OS that isn't all that much of an improvement.
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
  3. benthewraith, Jul 19, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011

    benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL

    That explains how to do it.
  4. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Syracuse, NY
    The Up-to-Date program says "New" macs a lot, refurbished models might not be covered but you can always ask Apple. If you are covered, then you'll get a redemption code
  5. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2009
    Ontario, Canada

    Edit: Dang, everyone beat me to it :p
  6. Apple2000 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2011
    Thanks everyone, I will call them tomorrow and hope for the best.
  7. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    No need to "hope for the best." If you bought a new Mac from June 6th until 30 days after tomorrow, you will be able to upgrade to Lion for free.
  8. Takuro macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2009
    Since your iMac is technically a refurb, its in a bit of a grey area. Whenever Apple sells refurb Macs, they tend to ship them out with the newest version of OS X. I think it might take a little convincing, but I honestly think most employees will give you the option to upgrade in-store without giving you any trouble.

    If the rumors are correct, every Apple store will have a local server that you can remotely install OS X from, via the App Store. You can also probably apply for a one-time iTunes credit toward the download of Lion so you can do it at home, I'd imagine.
  9. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    I bought a refub mini and it came loaded with Leopard on it, AND included a drop in copy.
  10. daship macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2011
    I would be surprised it it applies to refurbs. Especially if it wasn't from an authorized seller.
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    That's because leopard was out. Lion is not, yet. Ergo, you're covered under the up to date program as long as the serial number falls within their allowed machines.
  12. Apple2000 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2011
    I bought it from apples own certified refurbished store.
  13. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    I was at my local Apple store today and saw several people walking out with MB's and one with an iMac. I kept thinking are these people just totally clueless. Don't they have any idea that Lion is about to come out. Why would anyone buy a new Mac this week.
  14. SundayDuffer macrumors 6502


    Jun 25, 2011
    I would buy the imac pre-release of lion just to have SL. Lion will be a free upgrade. That way i do own 2 different OSes. Having choices is a good thing. Btw, i did buy an i7 3.4ghz 27in 10 days ago.
  15. emt1 macrumors 65816

    Jan 30, 2008
    ...because they can upgrade for free...
  16. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2009
    Atlanta, Georgia
    I bought a new MacBook Pro on the 1st knowing well that Lion would be out in a few weeks. At least now i have a SL disk plus will get Lion free. It's just the OS. Now if I bought a MacBook Air or Mini, then yes I would be a fool.
  17. RobTheGob macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2003
    Victoria, BC
    With this update - it is a grey area whether the update will be free for refurbs.

    My son is buying a refurb 27" iMac soon - I recommended that he wait until tomorrow to see what happens.

    Since you've already ordered... If they announce that Lion is available tomorrow morning - I'd call them for clarification. If they resist, I'd remind them that your machine is "in transit" and you could very easily simply refuse to accept the delivery and order another machine (I've heard that this is the source of many refurbs!).

    But - this is Apple, so I doubt it will get to that! I'm pretty sure you'll have no issues...
  18. RobTheGob macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2003
    Victoria, BC
    The up-to-date page now specifically *includes* refurb systems - so you (and anyone else that has purchased since June 6) is good to go!

    I think it says you only have 30 days to claim the update...
  19. aaquib macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    Yep the up to date program was available for me with Snow Leopard on a refurbished Mac mini.

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