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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fireheart347, Jul 9, 2011.
Should I wait for the release of lion to by my macbook pro?
No, you will be able to install lion for free if you buy now.
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.
I am waiting for 10.8 Liger, bro.
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.
I wish this was reddit so I could upvote this.
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)
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.
I wont be downloading lion until its stable!
There's no point in waiting, just buy it and upgrade to Lion for free.
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.
You don't have to install it right away when you get the free upgrade... I feel like no one here is getting that.
worst case its $30 to upgrade...boohoo.
Will the MBP be upgraded at all in any way after Lion is released? The article on the front page (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/07...-preparations-for-os-x-lion-launch-next-week/) seems to suggest so? And if they will be upgraded... should I wait past when Lion is released for an upgraded MBP?
Exactly. Download it, then use that download to update whenever you want to.
From all Ive heard about developer's experiences Lion is stable. What have you heard?
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.
Buy it now
You mean *buy*, not *by*. Sorry, but I had to - my mother's an English teacher!
Apple's got a reputation...
Is there going to be an upgrade or redesign of the macbook pro for lion?
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.