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

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  1. KieranDotW macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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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.
     
  3. Cozmo85 macrumors regular

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    You will either get a code or it will be registered to your serial number.
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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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
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    when do you get the promo code?
     
  6. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    apple.com/uptodate when it comes out in July.
     

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