How Does Apple's "Free Upgrade" Program Work?


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 12, 2012

That is, if I buy a new, mid-2012 MBP and get the free Mountain Lion upgrade, will I be able to use this to upgrade my Mac mini as well? I know that Mac App store purchases (including OS X updates) are usually transferable to all your Macs, but I'm not sure if this works any differently.

And YES, I know it's only $20 to upgrade from the Mac App store, but I might as well save money if I can.


macrumors 604
Sep 19, 2003
I'm pretty sure that you just get sent a redeem code for the MAS. So yes, you could, although technically it's just supposed to be for your new computer.


macrumors 603
Oct 31, 2010
Hamilton, Ontario
Promo Code my current MBP was bought during the free Lion promo and i got a promo code, so to your OP yes it will be a full purchase as far as your apple ID is concerned so you can redownload on other macs you own
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