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

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by KieranDotW, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. KieranDotW macrumors 6502a


    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.
  2. Cougarcat 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.
  3. Cozmo85 macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    You will either get a code or it will be registered to your serial number.
  4. heisenberg123 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
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    when do you get the promo code?
  6. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    #6 when it comes out in July.

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