DP and Warranty

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by aevan, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. aevan macrumors 68000

    aevan

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    Apple states that public beta doesn't void Warranty, but what about Developer Preview? I guess not, but I just wanted to ask. Thanks!
     
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    No, but they will tell you to reinstall Yosemite.
     
  3. Itzamna macrumors regular

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    Why would? It's a computer, they can't void warranty because of software changes. Warranty covers hardware problems and to cause hardware problems with a software change it's pretty hard. Plus, you can always install the version of mac os that came with your computer if you want to activate the warranty and don't want for them to know that you changed the SO that came with the computer.
     
  4. aevan thread starter macrumors 68000

    aevan

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    Figured as much, just wanted to be sure. I'm paranoid about these things. Thanks.
     
  5. Erastopic macrumors regular

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    It's mostly due to the fact that you install Developer Previews at your own risk. If you get any software issues with your Mac running Developer Software and you need to bring it to your local Apple Store, they will tell you to re-install Yosemite and install El Capitan on a different hard drive or anything that does not affect your daily driver.

    In other words. if El Capitan screws up your Mac, it's not Apple's fault as you installed it your self. Apple even recommends that anyone that wants to install beta software to install it on a secondary Mac or using a Partition of your hard drive. The warranty voidence is just for them to not get in any legal issues.
     

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