thinking of buying MacBook; questions about Lion

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by boxlight, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. boxlight macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2006
    I'm thinking about buying a new MacBook but I'm considering waiting for Lion to avoid the upgrading fee.

    Historically speaking, does Apple provide a period of free OS upgrades if you bought your Mac within 30 or 60 days or something like that?

    And based on the quality of versions being seeded to developers, when approximately is Lion due out? End of April, or later than that?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    No. At most, Apple provides free copies under the Up To Date program for all machines purchased after the new OS goes on sale. You can sometimes negotiate yourself a copy if you are within the 14 day return period, but 30/60 days is way too long for that.
  4. iPhone1 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I would expect to see Lion around early June, after the WWDC.
    I imagine they will refresh multiple Mac lines like the iMac and MacBook Air so Lion will probably ship on those units. If you need a Mac now, buy one. If you can wait, wait.

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