Should I wait for lion?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fireheart347, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. fireheart347 macrumors newbie

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    Should I wait for the release of lion to by my macbook pro?
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    No, you will be able to install lion for free if you buy now.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    You can buy the MBP now and have stable OS and upgrade for free* to Lion when you want, or you can wait for Lion to be preinstalled on those machines and maybe have a less stable experience, since Lion is just being released, and can't go back to a more stable OS like Snow Leopard.

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  4. bizzle, Jul 9, 2011
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    Just a quick correction. I called Apple customer service about this the other day and they told me that since I bought my MBP after June 6th I could get Lion for free (just as you said). The only caveat, which runs contrary to what is implied with this post, is that they will only be giving it for free for 30 days from it's release to the GP.

    If you're going to want it, you'll have a month from it's release to get it for free.

    The details are there in the link you provided, but I just wanted to make sure that the OP didn't get left behind because he/she thought they'd have as long as they wanted.

    SLC
     
  6. ABadSanta macrumors regular

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    I wish this was reddit so I could upvote this.
     
  7. TxStig macrumors newbie

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    How are we supposed to request the upgrade from Apple?

    How does Apple verify that you purchased a Mac in the time frame that makes you eligible for the Upgrade to Lion offer? I purchases a Macbook Pro last month from the Apple store, but have not received anything from Apple saying I am eligible for the update (no code on the Apps store, no notification after the purchase from the Apple website, etc.). I don't want to miss out on the opportunity to do the upgrade, section that concerns me;

    "Users must request their Up-to-Date upgrade within 30 days of purchase of their Mac computer."

    Unfortunately I have no clue on how to request the upgrade (do I have to e-mail Apple? Is there a link someplace - (http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/ is no help)
     
  8. Obi Wan Kenobi macrumors 6502

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    How to upgrade

    When Lion is launched, Apple will no doubt send you an email telling you how to upgrade.

    They will email you using the email address you gave when setting up your Mac. They will know when you bought your Mac from their database.

    I expect Lion will then be a download from the Mac App Store, which will be on your Mac anyway.
     
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  10. DropKick macrumors member

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    There's no point in waiting, just buy it and upgrade to Lion for free.
     
  11. Obi Wan Kenobi macrumors 6502

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    Why wait and pay? This thread starter is thinking of buying an MBP now.

    If you're going to have to pay anyway, by all means wait. But if it's going to be free, get it while you can.
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  12. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    You don't have to install it right away when you get the free upgrade... I feel like no one here is getting that.
     
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  15. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Exactly. Download it, then use that download to update whenever you want to.
     
  16. anotherdave macrumors newbie

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    I would.
     
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    From all Ive heard about developer's experiences Lion is stable. What have you heard? 
     
  19. biodigitaljazz macrumors member

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    Why would Apple release an OS if it wasn't stable? That's what all the DPs and GMs are for, as I understand. This is a big release.
     
  20. MJNBGA macrumors regular

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    You mean *buy*, not *by*. Sorry, but I had to - my mother's an English teacher! :D
     
  21. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Apple's got a reputation...
     
  22. fireheart347 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there going to be an upgrade or redesign of the macbook pro for lion?
     
  23. simsaladimbamba

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    No. The MBPs have been updated in February 2011, and no new Intel CPUs will be released until 2012, when the new MBPs will come out, maybe with a redesign.
    But as Apple is secretive about their schedule and plans, we don't really know, we just speculate based on past occurrences.
     

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