Free upgrades to Leopard

xabhishek

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 5, 2007
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India
I've heard quite often that Apple has given discounts and free upgrades to students who've purchased hardware just a few months before the release of their latest operating system.

To what extent is this true and does it still apply?
 

lu0s3r322

macrumors 6502a
Nov 28, 2005
750
26
a few months? i don't think so.

from the past i've heard its about a one week timeframe
 

Multimedia

macrumors 603
Jul 27, 2001
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Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
There's No Rule On When Or How The "FREE" Upgrade Will Work Nor When Nor If

I've heard quite often that Apple has given discounts and free upgrades to students who've purchased hardware just a few months before the release of their latest operating system.

To what extent is this true and does it still apply?
There is no rule. When they announce the shipping date - probably Friday October 26 - they will also announce the "free" upgrade deal between now and shipping date. It usually has a "you pay us $5-$10 shipping fee" attached to it. You can't count on anything before they announce it.
 

PlaceofDis

macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
19,232
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I've heard quite often that Apple has given discounts and free upgrades to students who've purchased hardware just a few months before the release of their latest operating system.

To what extent is this true and does it still apply?
a few months is not true. basically they'll off an up-to-date program that costs ~$20 for it. i think its a one-two week time frame or such before the release date.