Just purchased Late 2013 iMac - will I get Mavericks free?

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  1. insimbi macrumors 6502

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    Since Mavericks has not been released yet, will I get a free copy since purchasing a new 2013 iMac today? How will this work? :confused:
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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    You won't know until Apple announce the Up-to-Date program for Mavericks.

    There's will be a cut-off date after which new all new Mac purchases will qualify for a free upgrade code. If the Mavericks launch date is announced soon you might be lucky.

    Here's the details from the Mountain Lion program.
     
  3. Serban Suspended

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    99% yes, for last 2 years it was the apple way. If you buy a mac after June/July you will get maveriks for free.

    What config did you bought?
     
  4. insimbi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool - I hope so. I just got the base model 27" :)
     
  5. Serban Suspended

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    and ?? how is it? or when your arrives?
     
  6. insimbi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I picked it up last night from the Apple Store. I'm in the process of setting it up now. So far it's great!
     
  7. Serban Suspended

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    so no more LG panel issues? like dead pixels etc
     
  8. insimbi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is my first iMac so I'm not aware of any panel issues with the previous generation. The screen looks great though - I don't see any dead pixels (crossing fingers).
     
  9. Serban Suspended

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    nice, you are writing live from your brand new imac?

    ps if you can make some dGPU benchmark i want to see what differences are between 650M 512vRAM and yours 755M 1G vRAM, when you have 2 minutes free. :)
     
  10. Serban Suspended

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    you forgot about me.....now you have your baby
     
  11. Bear macrumors G3

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    No way to really know until Apple announces the up to date program.

    That was because both Lion and Mountain Lion were released in July. So we don't know yet what the deal for up-to-date and Mavericks will be.
     
  12. insimbi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, I'm not familiar with benchmarking.
     
  13. ioannis2005gr macrumors 6502

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    I hope you are a lucky boy, else....check below threads (IR, ghosting, poor quality control, streaks etc) :

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1509571

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1624506

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1546801

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1527257

    check around this site and you will find many other problems with the 27'' LG IPS monitor in 27'' 2012 iMacs... I didn't hear anything about new monitor in 2013 iMacs.

    PS: Personally, I would prefer a "full BTO" 21.5'' iMac (less reported problems).
     
  14. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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  15. ioannis2005gr macrumors 6502

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    Good choice!

    fusion drive?
    i7 processor?
    RAM?

    ;)
     
  16. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    Just the base model one with an i5/Iris Pro/8GB RAM/etc. It should be PLENTY for my mom. She's still running on a ~10 year old HP desktop with XP. lol!

    I am wondering if 8 GB will be enough, though. It's just enough on my early-2011 MBP 15", but I'm not sure if the iMac will have any other factors that would contribute to more memory usage.
     
  17. ioannis2005gr macrumors 6502

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    If you get an iMac for your Mom, you must be her favorite son!

    My Mom wouldn't buy me an iMac ...not even a Mac Mini....ha! ha!

    Generally speaking, good choice! 16gb RAM + PCI-e SSD can make a difference in performance but your Mom won't understand the difference unless she is a computer "guru"...
     
  18. simo1730 macrumors newbie

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    if not, 20$ is not much compared to 1,700$+ iMac
     
  19. ioannis2005gr macrumors 6502

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    what do you mean 20$? 256Gb SSD or 1TB Fusion Drive & 16Gb RAM add more than 20$ or I missed something? ...
     
  20. simo1730 macrumors newbie

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    20$ is the the expected price of the Mavericks
     
  21. ioannis2005gr macrumors 6502

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    only? I will be two! :D;)
     
  22. bluescale macrumors member

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    I have a few questions:

    1. Is there any data out there on the % of panels that are reported as defective. I've read a number of complaints on here, but I'm always skeptical of anecdotal evidence.

    2. Do we know if Apple is using identical panels as last year?

    3. From the various threads I've read, it looks like panel issues are generally evident as soon as you turn the thing on. Is this true?

    I hope have my BTO iMac next week, I'll certainly report back on any QC issues. For the record, my 24" late 2006 iMac has served me remarkably well. Screen uniformity is pretty good, and I've experienced very limited yellowing.
     
  23. ioannis2005gr macrumors 6502

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    Q1 = No (but I have had similar experience with a DELL panel. Evidence is subjective...statistics not enough to prove the poor QC in China. Customers must report monitor problems to APPLE! "replacing iMac under warranty" is not a "happy game" for such an expensive computer!)

    Q2: I suppose YES. 27'' LG IPS monitor remains the same. New iMac customers may correct me, if I am wrong.

    Q3: YES and NO. (Depends on your experience and knowledge. Customers shouldn't stay with the great iMac features and "swallow" monitor problems....if you see something strange, report it to APPLE! and ask other customers for help, too.)

    Your 24" late 2006 iMac has Samsung panel? Screen uniformity is better in Samsung panels (as far as I know and other customers has reported). LG builds wonderful products but its 27'' IPS panels should be checked more carefully by APPLE QC in China before being shipped for assembly.


    Keep us informed with your experience. ;)
     
  24. in4fun macrumors regular

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    I guess that most people visit forums when they have a problem or something to complain about. This paints a very subjective picture of what percentage of users may have received faulty units.

    No one is going to register here to let us know his screen is OK. So I guess when 10 people register to complain, there are at least 10.000 other people who have no problem at all.

    So statements like "you're lucky if your screen is OK" are total rubbish in my holy opinion.
     
  25. bluescale macrumors member

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    Nope - mine is an LG panel:

    http://www.panelook.com/LM240WU2-SLA1_LG Display_24.0_LCM_overview_4977.html

    I'm quite picky about displays. My color acuity is very sharp, and as I spend most of my time on the computer doing image editing, I need color accuracy, and a fairly high level of image uniformity. I can compensate for some minor hotspots, but not too much.
     

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