June WWDC 09 and delay in release of potential refreshed Macs

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by punjabimc, May 13, 2009.

  1. punjabimc macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    I'm currently an international student in the UK. I've decided what Mac to get but there was just a slight problem that has been nagging me.

    In case Snow Leopard is released at the WWDC and/or the current Macbooks are upgraded, approximately how long will it be before they will hit the shelves?

    The reason I ask this is because I go back home on the 20th of June and wont be back till late September. I will probably miss the last date of the back-to-school special if I delay my purchase till my return.

    So as an estimate, how long does it take for new macs to be available after their release announcement?
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    it really depends take the original iphone it took almost 6 months to reach the shelves from its announcement but if all goes as normal probably about 2 weeks but recently they have been coming out weekend of or day of announcement
  3. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Why not order it and get it stored in the UK, through your education's IT dept, or similar? Surely there are some trustworthy folk here?
    Maybe ask a tutor etc to take delivery and store it?
  4. MacBook.Matt macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2009
    plus, ive heard if you order from the UK Apple Store as a student, you get 3 free years of Apple Care. Thats INCREDIBLE!
  5. fokket macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2009
    You don't get the phone support if I'm right. but hey, warranty is the one that you really need.
  6. punjabimc thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    Unfortunately you dont. You get the standard 1 year warranty with 90 day phone support. The 3 year applecae option costs an extra 46 pounds for students.

    I can have it delivered to another address to a couple of good friends but onviously I'd prefer to receive it myself. And ordering through the IT department is out of the question. My university is too huge, even if that were possible it would take ages to sort out.
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Well since Apple has already announced that they'll be giving a final preview of SL at WWDC, I think it's fairly safe to say it's not being released then.

    For minor speed bumps it's usually not long; a couple weeks at most.
  8. chameleon81 macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2006
    no phone support and only if you order over the phone or on internet. If you go store you pay 40-50 and get AppleCare. ( but then you have the chance to get VAT receipt which you can claim when you leave the country. YOu have to argue with the staff though. They dont want give it . Just scare them with rules and regulations . They will get panicked and fell helpless ( typical reaction of a English person when you start talking about rules bla bla, they freeze and call for supervisor who is 99% nothing but just a title anyway ) and will give you the VAT receipt
  9. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2008
    I think the most we can hope for is a release date for snow leopard and i think the earliest release date will be 1 month after WWDC. What i think will happen is they will offer a £5 upgrade to snow leopard in the time period between the release date being announced and the release it's self. I think they did something similar with tiger>leopard?

    Note: There is a lot of speculation there.

    Personally, I think snow leopard will be september/october time.

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