Mavericks and iMac late 2013

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by soomster, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. soomster macrumors regular

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    I'm going to buy iMac late 2013, if I buy it next week it will come with Mountain Lion, but if I wait until next month it's likely to come with Mavericks. The question is, if I buy one next week do I have to buy Mavericks or will I receive a free upgrade?
     
  2. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    If mavericks comes out within about 1 month of your purchase you will likely receive it for free. If it comes out over a month after your purchase you will have to buy mavericks.

    This is all assuming they keep the same guidelines as the up-to-date program from last year.
     
  3. KaraH macrumors 6502

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    Although unless they suddenly charge more most of the applications you have bought cost more than the OS will.
     
  4. soomster thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. TwoBytes macrumors 68030

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    I'm waiting for 10.9 until i buy.

    i didn't want to do the upgrade from 10.8 and inherent junk/issues in a brand new high spec system i'll be investing in. It's about hardware as much as software config so i'll be doing a clean install.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Last year when Mountain Lion came out Apple gave it to you free if you had purchased a Mac within the last six weeks. I suspect they will do the same this time.
     
  7. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    There are no "inherent junk/issues" in installing one version of OS X in place of another.
    I've installed every version of OS X since 10.3 on top of an existing OS, and migrated my data across four computers without any problems. Is there some vestigial remnant of 10.2 on my current Mac? I couldn't possibly tell.
     
  8. TwoBytes macrumors 68030

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    I'm talking from my experience of clean installs vs upgrades of which, i've done many. It's only my opinion. Maybe you've been lucky without slowdowns, crashes or other random issues. I have a LOAD of applications so not taking the risk. I can wait 3 weeks or so.
     
  9. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    There's a certain value in having it come with purchase, but I also like having the OS on my Mac App Store history, with the ability to download it to any machine my ID is attached to. And it's such a small charge for the privaledge. To say nothing of the cost of depriving myself a machine I'm ready to buy weeks earlier.
     
  10. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    That's the problem. Some of us have done so many for so long we think we still need to. :D There was a time when i shared your philosophy. I blame this OCD behavior on my Windows days.

    There's still a place for a clean install but I find most people bring this burden onto themselves by installing 3rd party system-altering crapware and by basically trying to get OSX to do what it really doesn't need to do.
     

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