OS Upgrades for Third-Party Macs

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nathanielonfire, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. nathanielonfire macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2011
    If I bought a MBA/MBP after the release of Lion from a third-party retailer like Amazon, I assume that I wouldn't get the drop-in DVD/flash drive/whatever necessary to upgrade to Lion without buying the upgrade.

    I know there's some sort of upgrade program that Apple has done in the past where you upgrade to the new OS for a lower price if you just bought a machine. Does that apply to just machines sold by Apple themselves or any Apple product so long as you can provide proof of purchase?

    It seems a lot of people have similar questions, but I can't seem to find if it applies to Macs bought from third-party retailers or not.

  2. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2008
    It does apply to other retailers. I have done this in the past. your go to a webpage and fill out a form with the serial number of the computer. I also think you have to fax a reciept to them but i dont remember.

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