iLife 08

daneoni

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Mar 24, 2006
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Was just curious, if i were to buy a MacBook Pro say tomorrow and iLife was released on Tuesday would i be eligible to get it free under the bundling with mac act? or would i still have to buy it?
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Usually a product such as iLife or OSX is announced for release a little while before the actual release. Historically it is the machines sold in the interim between announcement and actual release, who are eligible for free or cheap upgrades. :)
 

BrickBass

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Aug 1, 2007
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Hello,

Long time lurker, first time poster :)

I was wondering the same thing.

I recently ordered a macbook pro, and it is currently estimated to ship between the 10th and the 15th of august. If the new iLife is announced on the 7th, would I be able to get the new version for free, or would it cost me? I "bought" it before the announcement, but I will be receiving it afterwards. How does it usually work with that kind of stuff?
 

TsuaSai

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Jan 9, 2006
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Crap never even thought to wait. My sister and I just bought macbooks and they should be here today. Hope we can get a upgrade with something comes out. Just spent all that money would be nice to have the newest thing out.

She bought hers thought Apple and I got mine though MacMall would have cause any problem in me getting an upgrade too? If they were to come out.
 

Macky-Mac

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May 18, 2004
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Usually a product such as iLife or OSX is announced for release a little while before the actual release. Historically it is the machines sold in the interim between announcement and actual release, who are eligible for free or cheap upgrades. :)
while EVERYBODY would love a free upgrade, it's unlikely for those who've bought before the release date is announced......what mad jew said above is the way it usually works out
 

looking4anotebo

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Jul 9, 2007
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Ya, I really don't understand the people pulling the trigger on a new computer right now. I am waiting until next week, and I feel I have a good chance at landing ilife 08 and probably leopard upgrades for cheap.
 

StealthRider

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Jan 23, 2002
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Ya, I really don't understand the people pulling the trigger on a new computer right now. I am waiting until next week, and I feel I have a good chance at landing ilife 08 and probably leopard upgrades for cheap.
I need a working machine by the 27th, and I'm buying a MBP, which may not arrive until the 20th. That's a pretty good reason to buy now IMO.

OP: I think, if your order ships after the release of new software, you should be eligible for a free or discounted (usually $19.99) copy.
 

daneoni

macrumors G4
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Mar 24, 2006
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I need a working machine by the 27th, and I'm buying a MBP, which may not arrive until the 20th. That's a pretty good reason to buy now IMO.

OP: I think, if your order ships after the release of new software, you should be eligible for a free or discounted (usually $19.99) copy.
Hopefully this is the case.
 

twoodcc

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Feb 3, 2005
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yeah, my girlfriend is probably getting a macbook either tomorrow or the next day (tax free), and a nano also. but we'll see what happens tuesday. if iLife is shipping on tuesday, or in stores, then we might get it at a discount, but if it's just announced, then probably not.