iMac'27: to buy or not to buy? (iLife'11)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by maxap, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. maxap macrumors 6502

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    I know it may seem as one of "those" threads of people having doubts about buying a new mac, but I really would like to hear your opinion, guys.

    I decided to buy a new iMac 27 inch (i7) and don't know whether it's a good idea to buy it right now. As far as I know, some iMac's still have certain issues and Apple might be releasing iLife'11 in a while (which will be sold with new machines).

    Do you guys know how this upgrade programme of Apple actually works? If I buy a new mac with iLife'09 and a new iLife'11 is released in 1-2 months, will I be offered a free upgrade to iLife'11? How did Apple go about these things in the past?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1027605

    Nobody knows. It's only 79 bucks so just buy it now. It may be released next week or in March 2011.
     
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604

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  4. maxap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, we already know that Amazon is going to sell books about iLife'11 in November, meaning that in about a month Apple must be releasing this new suit of software. Maybe it's worth waiting...

    I was just curious to know how Apple did it in the last years: did they offer a free upgrade? (I know they did for MacOSX 10.5 users who had recently bought their new macs and were willing to switch to 10.6)
     
  5. robo456 macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the same boat... from what I've read, you only get the free upgrade offer if it has been officially announced by apple. It's only a few weeks, so I'm going to wait and see.

    --rob
     
  6. maxap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Exactly, rob. I think I will do the same...
     

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