Panther with new computer?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jazzman45, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. jazzman45 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2003
    lawrence, ks
    I can't seem to find any information on whether or not we'll get Panther as a free upgrade when it comes out if we buy a mac now. Does anyone know? I remember getting 10.1 for free with a little proof of purchase thing after I got my iBook long ago.
  2. strider42 macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2002
    Re: Panther with new computer?

    10.1 was free for everybody.

    as for whether panther will be free for those who buy now, there is no info about it. Apple hasn't said as far as I know. I rather think they will offer it for 20 bucks as they have historically done, but you will be taking a chance. Apple hasn't been as generous as they used to be about it.
  3. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    I wouldn't count on it.......

    Panther is too far away. At best, its 2 months away, but more realistically, its gonna be more like 5 months. Steve said it would be available at the end of the year, and he would have said "end of summer" if he had meant it. Remember when Jaguar beta was released, Apple said the final version would be available at the end of summer, and it was. Following that logic and what Steve said, I imagine it won't be out till Nov/Dec, and that would mean if you bought a new mac now, you'd probably pay full price for panther when its released.
  4. Wardofsky macrumors 65816

    Aug 6, 2002
    Well, if you buy the iBook now, probably have to pay full price for the upgrade.

    But the upgrade would be around $100 US and maybe cheaper for Macs bought within a certain time...
  5. Steradian macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2002
    San Jose
    well in the PowerMac G5's Specs thing said that they would ship with 10.2.7...So I don't think you will recive panther for to wait it out
  6. benixau macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    panther will cost like jag did.
    apple made 10.1 free cause they said that it is what 10.0 should have been like.
    10.3 is worth it - believe me (check sig)
  7. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    Don't forget however, if you are a student, you get OSX 10.3 at a reduced price anyway.
  8. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    Yeah jag was like $68 for students....and if you have a mom whos a teacher you might be able to hold out for a "panthher for tecahers program" but thats a ways off

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