Playing that waiting game...is over

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kdum8, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. kdum8 macrumors 6502a

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    OK so I admit I was playing the waiting game to buy my first mac until Leopard came out. Since it has now be delayed by 6 months, I can't wait any longer. How much is it going to cost me to upgrade from Tiger once it is finally released?
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  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I don't think they've announced it, but based on previous major upgrades it's been like $129.
     
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    does anybody else get the strange feeling it's going to cost more than $129?
     
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    No. there is no reason to.
     
  5. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations, you won't be disappointed with your purchase, Leopard or not. As the others have said, Leopard will likely be the same as Tiger costs now, but nothing has been announced from Apple.
     
  6. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    there was a recent rumor hinting that leopard would include ilife and possibly iwork. if this is the case, i have a hard time believing leopard will be sold for the standard $129.
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    ^^Those types of rumours are never true. I can't remember this type of rumour that has ever come true here, and we've had lots.

    Now, if you said that iLife 07 required Leopard to work, or that iLife 07 required Leopard to work optimally, then yes, that might be true.
     
  8. Skaff macrumors newbie

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    Will it be a clean install? I've only ever used a PC and in my experience it's really messy to upgrade/change operating systems - ends up taking more disk space than it should. Is it neater with Apple?
     
  9. leonk macrumors member

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    iLife is not included with the base OS?

    My macbook install DVD's have iLife 2006 and OS X Tiger on it, is that special for hardware only DVD's?
     
  10. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    iLife isn't included with the OS

    If you upgraded to leopard you will still have the current version of iLife on your computer.
     
  11. Klrbee25 macrumors member

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    All I can say is this: I was a PC user until last week. I pulled the trigger on the 24" iMac after making everyone in my life crazy with my incessant jabber about waiting for Leopard or new hardware. Sitting in front of this incredible machine, I'm glad that I finally shutup and made my credit card smoke :). I've been floored with the design of both the current iMac and OS X Tiger. I'd suggest getting your new system now and enjoying it until Leopard finally hits the market. Tiger has enough incredible features that it'll probably keep you busy until October anyway! $129 is a small price to pay for the satisfaction you'll get over the coming months.

    I've also spoken with a number of people about upgrading OS X since I too am all too familiar with how 'messy' Windows upgrades can be when compared to full installs. Time and time again, people say that OS X upgrades are just as efficient as full installs, offering the same performance in the end.
     
  12. DaLurker macrumors 6502

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    Really? Damn... .that means you have to purchase iLife seperately?

    What is included in iLife exactly?
     
  13. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    iTunes (available as free download though), iMovie, iPhoto , iDVD, iWeb and Garageband

    Although Every so often apple adds a new application, in iLife 04 it was garageband, and in iLife 06 it was iWeb.

    Your current iLife suite will work under leopard so you won't be forced to purchase it, just if you want all the new features :D
     
  14. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    I'm confused though. I didn't buy iLife and I have and use all those programs (except for iWeb and iDvd). Is it free with new computers or something?
     
  15. wildthing1994 macrumors member

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    Yes, when you buy a new mac, you get the OSX tiger, and iLife 06.
     

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