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

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  1. Orange™ macrumors 6502

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    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?


    Thanks

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

    Thanks! :eek:
     
  2. Bkxmnr macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    In all fairness, there are threads from January of this year saying it's "expected any day now" :rolleyes:
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    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

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    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

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    "...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

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    It doesn't. Purely a legal thing.
     

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