If I buy a Mac today, will I have to pay for Leopard?

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  1. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

    kavika411

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    If I buy a MacBook Pro today, will I have to pay for Leopard when it is released, or does Apple have some sort of program that allows free OS X upgrades for computers bought within a certain period of time prior to a release? Thanks.
     
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    You'll likely have to pay for it. There was a thing when Tiger came out that you'd get it if you bought within the week or so before it came out, but I don't remember the details.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    If I remember correctly, in the past it's been within 30 days prior to release. Then it's a nominal fee for media, shipping and handling. (like $20).
     
  4. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure you'll be eligible for a discount if you purchase a new mac within a month or so before Leopard's release. I would wait, if I were you... :rolleyes:
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Yes.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    You will have to pay full retail for Leopeard if you buy a comouter now. Apple allows a nominal fee upgrade of $19.95 once they announce a ship date for comouters purchased after the announced date.

    That said, why wait?
     
  7. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    Well the waiting part is entirely up to you. Do you need it now, or can you afford to hold out a couple more months...
     

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