If I buy an Apple this week will I get a Panther upgrade for free?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by lewdvig, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. lewdvig macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2002
    South Pole
    Assuming Panther comes out this month, will I get a OS upgrade from Apple on a new system bought within 30 days?

    Does Apple have an official policy?

    I have been contemplating a 15" PB. But I want OS X.3. Without having to plunk down $200 CDN for the OS.
  2. jzieske macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2003
    Bloomington, MN
    There is really no know policy about who gets free updates. It is the kind of thing that Apple likes to keep quiet for obvious reasons. I would think you would likely get it but no garuntee.
  3. ShadowHunter macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2003
    Re: If I buy an Apple this week will I get a Panther upgrade for free?

    At least wait until Wednesday and see what is said....
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Apple's policy in the past has been that anyone who purchases a new Mac after they announce the release date of the next version of Mac OSX gets it for free. As they have not announced the date yet I would say that you should hold on just a little longer.
  5. yamabushi macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2003
    I can't stand it

    I am also waiting to buy a 15"PB w/10.3 but it's driving me crazy! I'll wait till they make an announcement if I can. I can't stop dreaming about it. I'm not responsible if I sleepwalk into an Apple store and grab one this week. Steve made me do it.

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