How to get the free upgrade?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Julius Caesar, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Julius Caesar macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I bought my MBP last week, and I'm not sure how I can get the free upgrade to lion. How do they keep track of who is eligible and who isn't (I bought mine from Amazon)?
     
  2. basher macrumors 6502

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  3. macmongral macrumors member

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    that site makes no sense unless lion in out today because

    "Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after June 6, 2011. Users must request their Up-to-Date upgrade within 30 days of purchase of their Mac computer "

    but there is nowhere to register the fact they have purchased a mac
     
  4. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    I'd imagine the date isn't so hard set, I'm sure Apple said that any one that purchased a new Mac from the moment Lion was announced would be elligible.

    But yeah, the wording could have been better.
     
  5. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    It makes perfect sense. You're just reading it wrong. What it means is that any one who buys a Mac from June 6th onwards has up to 30 days from the date of purchase to request their free copy of Lion. So for example if you bought a Mac last week on Friday which is the 1st of July you have up to 30 days from that day to register and request your copy of Lion. 30 days from the 1st of July is the 30th of July.
     
  6. erangaj macrumors member

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    Then what if you bought a Mac on 6th of June. Don't you have to register before 6th July? So, is there a way to register for those who bought their Mac on 6th June? Apple must update there web site before EoD today!
     
  7. Wontu macrumors newbie

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    The page states that "Customers who purchase a qualifying Mac between June 6, 2011 and the date when Lion is available in the Mac App Store will have 30 days from Lion’s official release date to make a request."
     
  8. santos79 macrumors regular

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    :rolleyes:

    Customers who purchase a qualifying Mac between June 6, 2011 and the date when Lion is available in the Mac App Store will have 30 days from Lion’s official release date to make a request.
     
  9. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    If you continued to read Apple's site and not the snippet posted here, it also says you have 30 days from the day Lion is released (their wording conflicts with itself). Nevertheless, I think it is safe to assume that all computers purchased from June 6th onwards will have 30 days from the day Lion is released to make the request. And the way to register is to visit Apple's site, linked above by someone, once Lion is released.
     
  10. erangaj macrumors member

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    The page says:

    1. Users must request their Up-to-Date upgrade within 30 days of purchase of their Mac computer.
    2. Customers who purchase a qualifying Mac between June 6, 2011 and the date when Lion is available in the Mac App Store will have 30 days from Lion’s official release date to make a request.

    #1 and #2 Contradict Each Other: Don't They?
     
  11. Wontu macrumors newbie

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    Yes, they do. But if we look beyond the poor wording and thinks about what information Apple might have intended to convey, I think that the second point is what we should take to heart.
     
  12. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Not at all, it is referring to 2 case scenarios.

    The last portion implies that whenever Lion is released, if you bought your Mac after June 6, you will be eligible to upgrade, even if it's released in September.

    The first portion is the normal rule, applicable before June 6. Buy a Mac before June 6 and you have 30 days, regardless of Lion's release date.
     
  13. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    They sure do, but since Apple hasn't made it possible to make a request yet, and will only do it once Lion is out, I think (2) will overrules (1).
     
  14. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    Not at all? Are you kidding?

    If someone buys a computer on June 14th, according to (1) he has until July 14th to upgrade. If Lion is released on July 14th, then someone, according to (2) has until August 14th to upgrade. Surely you realize the timeframe between July 15th and August 14th, in my hypothetical, exceed the boundaries defined in (1). Therefore there would be a conflict if (1) was strictly enforced. How can't you possible say there is no conflict whatsoever?

    And by the way, there is no "normal" rule. The uptodate program that is linked here is a page dedicated to Lion. There is no precedent for Lion.
     
  15. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Rule 2 supersedes rule 1.
     
  16. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    I hope so too, but right now there is nothing explicitly said by Apple to indicate this. It is conjecture on our part, hence the complaint that Apple was not very clear and that Apple did contradict itself, which they did. So it seems you now recognize that there is conflict, otherwise there would be no talk of "supersession".
     
  17. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    The text from the press release

     
  18. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    Right, clearly conflicted!
     
  19. santos79 macrumors regular

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    Not much too this. Obviously somebody neglected to delete the second sentence from the press release. Notice that the second sentence also refers to "users" as opposed to "customers".
     
  20. erangaj macrumors member

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    "Obviously somebody neglected to delete the second sentence from the press release."

    Not the only mistake by apple. Lion it self is a collection of mistakes.

    Absolutely "unApplistic"! :)
     
  21. basher macrumors 6502

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    The last portion of the page I linked reads,

    "When Lion becomes available in July, come back to this page for details on how to request your copy of Lion."
     
  22. Jamie0003 macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder... The other week, I had my Mac replaced due to having many issues with it (It was the 2010 model). The replacement they gave me is the latest (2011) model; does anyone think i'd be eligible for this?
     
  23. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No. You did not buy your Mac within the time required.
     
  24. Jamie0003 macrumors 6502a

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    You're probably right. Oh well, the price is brilliant still.
     
  25. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    i read the last part as seperate and sounds like after 30 days of release date the offer is over and you snooze you loose to get free update.
     

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