On March 20, 2011, I ordered my MacBook Pro. For various unrelated reasons I returned the laptop twice. Recently, I think it was June 1,2011, I picked up my new replacement MBP from FedEx. As you know today Apple announced the July launching of Lion, and customers who purchase today will receive a free upgrade. Tonight when I returned from work, I telephoned Apple in order to find out whether I was entitled to a free Lion upgrade. Well the bottom line is simply that they do not have a definite answer to my inquiry. However, they anticipate that I will be required to pay for the upgrade. No doubt I am not the first consumer who has received their Mac within two weeks of the announcement of an OX upgrade. Does anybody know what is Apple's policy with respect to consumers who fall into this category? Obviously, I am within the two week period to return this MBP.