Mavericks 4 Free with new MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by derDomi, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. derDomi macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2013
    Does anyone know, if I buy a new released MacBook Air today, will I receive a FREE Upgrade to Mavericks once it is released in fall?
    Otherwise, I would just wait another more few month and get my MacBook Air once Mavericks has been released and comes with the device anyway.
    Thanks for any advise!
  2. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    I don't think it will be free. We're too far and they would have said so yesterday.
    Last year's releases MBA/ML were much closer, they had to make it free.
  3. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    not unless they announced that it would be free
  4. LeeM macrumors 6502a

    Jan 1, 2012
  5. SMDBill macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2013
    Wasn't upgrade last time only $20 USD? Not bad in comparison to normal Windows upgrades, but still value in no charge at all when you buy a new machine.

    I'd suggest asking at the Apple store if there's one near you. Never know, maybe they have something unmentioned they can do for you for the upgrade if you ask. If not, nothing lost by asking.
  6. Psychj0e macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
  7. LeeM macrumors 6502a

    Jan 1, 2012
    if the os comes out withint the next month you'll get the upgrade for free probably, like the mountain lion up to date programme. if not $20 isnt much to pay if youre spending over a grand on a machine
  8. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    I think it sounds crazy to wait over a matter of 30 bucks or so.
  9. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    This. So the OP would rather wait 3 months or so, just to save at most 2% of the cost of their MBA and meanwhile the value of the MBA is dropping (but the cost isn't!)
  10. goldhunter macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2012
    Man I highly doubt they will give us a free upgrade for Mavericks.

    I don't think that you should wait for a couple months for the OS to come with the MBA because by then they probably would release the new MBP family, new iPhones, iPods and you'll probably stray away and buy something else.

    Also, the Macbook Air will no longer be new and awesome by then and you'll be like: i'll buy a toshiba...
  11. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    That $30 is really going to hurt when you're spending over $1000 on a computer. :rolleyes::D
  12. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Also, if you have another (older) Mac, and want to upgrade it, then you're going to be spending the money anyway. Note that you can buy once and install on multiple Macs.
  13. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    In the past IIRC, it has been 30 days for the up-to-date free new version.
  14. CarlWain74 macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2010
    This is how I see it as I already have an iMac and a MBP which I will upgrade. Though if you purchase a MBA with Mavericks installed, would it not be available in the App Store to download on other Macs even though you did not purchase it through the App Store.

    Just saying
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    This sounds right to me. Basically if you buy a new air and 29 days later they announce the release of maverick you would get it free. The reason they do this is b.c you could technically just return the laptop and rebuy it with it already installed. The early adopters of the 2013 Airs will most likely have to cough up the $30

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