If I buy Refurb iMac, Will I recieve iLife 2011 For Free???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Orange™, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Orange™ macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
    I know that if you bought a mac a month or so before the iLife 09 was released that they would give you the upgrade for free.

    Is it the same with a refurb? How would I go about doing this? Perhaps go to an Apple Store with my receipt?


    If I do have to buy iLife 11, how many Macs can I use it on?

    Thanks! :eek:
  2. Bkxmnr macrumors regular


    Feb 9, 2009
    Wichita, KS
    There is no iLife '11. And unless you buy a family pack, you could only install on 1 machine.
  3. Orange™ thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
    Have you really not heard that it's expected any day now???
    People are looking at the September 1st event, really high probabilty!

    Thanks for the reply though! :eek:
  4. bigmacman macrumors member


    Jul 16, 2010
    I have a similar question. Bought my new iMac i3 less than three weeks ago. It has iLife '09 preinstalled. If iLife '11 comes out next week, do I get a free upgrade?
  5. KirkL macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2010
    United States
    In all fairness, there are threads from January of this year saying it's "expected any day now" :rolleyes:
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    In the past, if you bought a new Mac after iLife or a new OS was *announced*, you were eligible to get it for the cost of just postage and handling (US$9.99)

    I don't remember if that offer applied to refurbs.

    But it's never applied to Macs purchased before the announcement.

    If you have to buy it, it's usually $79 for a single Mac or $99 for the Family Pack (5 Macs).
  7. LAS.mac macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2009
    I agree, it should be free if you buy once it is announced.
    I hope they'll upgrade both iLife and iWork, to take advantage of the Box version.
  8. HvyMtlPlyr macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2010
    "...And unless you buy a family pack, you could only install on 1 machine."

    Not that I'm condoning this, and outside of the legal aspects of it, how does it prevent you from installing it on a 2nd machine?
  9. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020


    Jan 6, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    It doesn't. Purely a legal thing.

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