Request for Upgrade to Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dank414, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. dank414 macrumors member

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    I just filled out my request copy to Apple for the free qualifying upgrade @ http://www.apple.com/osx/uptodate/ . Anyone have an idea how long they take on the reply back? I wish they made it easier and not rely on snail mail:(
     
  2. AfzalivE macrumors member

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    That's not the issue here, just hope that when you do get one, the code is correct.
     
  3. RH5 macrumors newbie

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    i just filled mine out too and it says they have to validate it then email :( how long will that take lol I'm in the same boat as you
     
  4. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    i got mine within 10 minutes. but the problem was when i tried to redeem the code, the app store told me it was already used. contacted support already about this.
     
  5. theSeb macrumors 604

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    OMG!! Like one must wait a couple of like minutes instead of instant gratification? This is just further proof, like, that Apple is, like, going down.
     
  6. dank414 thread starter macrumors member

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    You live in the digital age of instant gratification and you have issues with that? I ask a question that has relevance and it's to probe a curiosity. **and btw I still haven't received mind, so your few mins though process is down the drain.
     
  7. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    the system is probably broken. like i said, i received mine pretty quickly but the code didnt even work. i'm sure they've stopped sending them out until it gets fixed.
     
  8. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Indeed.
     
  9. ColoArtist macrumors regular

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    Well it didn't happen in, "like minutes". I submitted mine over an hour ago, so I too am wondering how long people are normally waiting for a response...minutes, hours, or might it be days?

    I'm glad to hear someone got their code in a few minutes, but disappointed to hear the code didn't work.

    Anyone else gotten a response for their ML download?

    :apple:
     
  10. spdntrxi macrumors regular

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    mine said my code was already used :eek:

    I just purchase and Ill deal with them later.. no time for their silly games.
     
  11. jacktorrance macrumors regular

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    Excellent.
     
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  13. theSeb macrumors 604

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    I originally had written "a couple of hours", but then changed it to minutes after some of the responses here. Regardless of whether it's hours or minutes, I don't understand the need to be an unpaid beta tester and suffer through the congested servers and these kind of issues. It's not some kind of race to see who can install ML first.

    It's actually quite a prudent and good idea to wait a couple of days and see if there are any major problems, especially if you use your computer for critical and important tasks, such as making money, studying or watching porn. I just don't understand the "can't wait, won't wait" attitude.
     
  14. RH5 macrumors newbie

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    i couldn't wait lol i just went and bought it. ill prob post my code here when they send me it
     
  15. biohead macrumors 6502

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    As others have said, the codes that were issued previously don't work.

    I'm guessing that something in their system is broken, and whilst they're still accepting applications - they're not sending codes out until they're working.


    Seriously, if it bothered you that much, you'd have already downloaded the GM build. A few extras hours won't hurt, and there might be less load on the download servers then too.
     
  16. theAXEDhead macrumors member

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    Defaults to address in United States

    I filled in mine, and noticed that it added to my address details that i live in the US, where as i live in the UK. There is no way round that. Just been on the phone to apple here in the UK and they have confirmed that the forced erroneous address should not cause a problem.

    They also said to expect to wait 24-72 hours for a redeem code!!

    They are doing it off a hardware serial number and email address that is already logged with apple, why this can't be automated and instant is anyone's guess.
     
  17. theSeb macrumors 604

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    It seems that all codes are not working, regardless of when they were issued. This is a fiasco and a fail. Perhaps Apple should invest less in suing other companies and more in beta testing?
     
  18. deerfaced macrumors regular

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    My email took 5 mins to come through, and code worked fine.
     
  19. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Interesting.
     
  20. MassTownie macrumors member

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    Well that sucks...

    Submitted a request at 0800 CST. Received code at 0841. Code error (previously used) at 0843. Lovely. :mad:

    Like a previous post, will most likely pay the $20 and donate my code to a starving college student.
     
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  22. spdntrxi macrumors regular

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    The code process has known issues.. Just buy it .. File a complaint and get refunded in a few days. My refund has already been approved.
     
  23. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Well, I am waiting for 5 hours now. I guess that's karma. :)
     
  24. Aodhan macrumors regular

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    It took about two hours for me to receive my code, fortunately it worked. I'm just creating a USB install key now, finished downloading in about two hours.
     
  25. rivryan macrumors member

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    you positive the "refund" will work? I got my macbook literally 2 days ago and i wanna try out mountain lion. Don't wanna buy it now and have a free copy later. Don't want to wait either. Haha :eek:
     

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