Student ADC and Leopard?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Planner Dude, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. Planner Dude macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2006
    I am confused by Apple's statement,

    "Student Members receive the current version of Mac OS X and Xcode via mail along with download access to the latest Xcode updates."

    How does this guarantee a copy of leopard? I would assume you get a full copy of Tiger. Can anyone who recently bought the Student ADC membership tell me what if anything they have received yet? I really don't want to end up with a copy of tiger!
  2. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    You will get a copy of Tiger. I already got mine. It will be nice for my PowerMac G4 :)

    Anyhow, no one knows if you will get Leopard yet. It is assumed at this point since Leopard will be the current OS during part of your membership. As far as I know it is safe to assume you will get it. It will just be a while after the release. Maybe in the November ADC mailing or something.

    Don't get the ADC for Leopard. If you want Leopard buy it with the student discount.
  3. Planner Dude thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2006
    Thanks suneohair!

    What I don't understand is if they allow you a discounted hardware purchase, you automatically get the current OS, why do they send you another copy of it?
    Is there any advantages to have an additional copy of Tiger? Besides selling it?

    The reason I ask this question is that I am factoring the cost of a leopard upgrade into my MBP purchase.

    $1599 MBP + $99 ADC Membership -$69 for Leopard = $1629
  4. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    You can factor it in, but isn't it still cheaper than EDU? You would have to do the same thing with EDU, buy the MBP and Leopard.

    Also, the Tiger copy is PPC ONLY. Will not work on Intel. Which also makes me think they will give you Leopard, considering they sell no PPC computers it doesn't make much sense to give you Tiger.
  5. Planner Dude thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2006
    Thanks for the info!

    I am just keep going back to the age old question--mb or mbp!
    My wallet says mb, but for a variety of reasons, I want the mbp!

    edit: I was trying to ensure my reasoning for the mbp
  6. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
  7. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    You'll see much more of a discount with the MBP where in effect the cost of the membership is basically paid for in the discount and some. It is not cost effective to use the hardware discount on the Macbook because in the end when you factor in the cost of the membership fee, you'll pay more than the education discount.

    Edit: If you do purchase from the Developer store, do not purchase AppleCare from there because it's not discounted and is sold at full retail. You can purchase it from the Education store that is discounted.
  8. Planner Dude thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2006
    Yeah...I know about that!

    My dilema is this:

    Macbook (edu)...get it now...don't wait for shipping & better for the pocketbook, but sacrifice gpu and ram expansion.


    MBP 2.2 ghz, 128mb (ADC)...pretty much all i want (aside from more way can afford 2.4ghz model) but I feel really guilty buying a $1,700 machine (after taxes).
  9. Tweak3D macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2007
    Thought I would quickly chime in on this.

    When I bought by Powerbook G4 with my ADC discount around 2 years ago Panther was out and they sent me a copy of 10.3.1 a few weeks later 10.3.3, a month later 10.3.5, a week later, 10.3.9,, and a mother or so after that 10.4.1 and finally 10.4.5 before my 1 year subscription was up. If they are still doing it the same way and it looks like they are as my GF just did it and got all the same stuff you will get lepord if you order now.

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