buying Lion OS X for other family member?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by I WAS the one, May 18, 2012.

  1. I WAS the one macrumors 6502a

    I WAS the one

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    Here is the situation:

    My sister's Macbook is outdated with Snow Leopard, I am so happy with Lion that I told her I was going to buy her a copy.

    here is the question?

    If I use my Apple ID to pay for the OS on her computer am I going to be the registered owner of that Macbook or she will always be the Owner?

    I don't want to her lose the authority over the Macbook just because I upgrade the OS.

    Anyone with this kind of situation?
     
  2. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    You know you can gift her the "App", or give her the $30 through iTunes/MAS to buy it herself. Then you don't have to worry about the licensing.
     
  3. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Gifting it would make the most sense - she will get that specific item and she will be the owner and it will be tied to her own account.
     
  4. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    What the others said. Also, even if you signed into the App Store with your account, you couldn't purchase Lion again because it would already show you have a copy of it. Just gift it.
     
  5. I WAS the one thread starter macrumors 6502a

    I WAS the one

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    Thanks, I didnt knew that a gift option was on the Mac App Store... Too late!
     

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