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

KieranDotW

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http://www.apple.com/osx/uptodate/

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.
 

Cougarcat

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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.
 

heisenberg123

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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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