Upgrade/return question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nickcv, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. nickcv macrumors newbie

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    I bought a 21.5" iMac about a month ago. It's my first Mac, and I love it. I'd been without a computer since October since I decided to wait for Sandy Bridge. After Sandy Bridge came out, I decided I wanted a Mac, and couldn't deal with using my phone for -EVERYTHING-, so I bought the iMac, knowing an upgrade was imminent.

    It's been a little over a month, and from what I've read on these forums, "a little over a month" is the window for an upgrade exchange. If I go to the local Apple Store on Tuesday (if the rumors are true) and I'm able to talk them into upgrading me, will they transfer my data for me? Will I need to bring back my keyboard and Magic Mouse? Do I need my receipt? Will they transfer my data, and if so, will they transfer my Boot Camp partition too?

    Long story short: if Apple lets me upgrade my month-old iMac, what should I expect when I go to the Apple Store?
     
  2. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    Apple will transfer your data for $99, If they agree to upgrade for you. If its over 30 days doubtful they will do the upgrade but you never know. Its definitely worth giving it a shot.
     
  3. nickcv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Only slightly over 30 days, and I'm REALLY good at whining until I get my way (just ask my parents). Sounds like I should dump all my crap onto my external drive.
     
  4. cjhorist macrumors member

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    the typical guaranteed window 14 days. Sometimes apple will double that depending on the amount of product sold in the previous month (because that means alot of unhappy 15-28 day'rs). this happened with the last MBP refresh (and my buddy was able to upgrade it at around the 24 day mark)

    if you're past 30, there's definitely no guarantee -- but if anyone will give you a shot at it it's apple. good luck!
     
  5. nickcv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was able to swap out my 35-day-old iMac with no trouble, aside from that I have to wait until tomorrow for them to finish the data transfer.

    If any of you were dumb like me and bought your iMac a month ago, go give it a shot.
     
  6. FarFromSubtle macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the update. I am headed in tomorrow to do the same thing!
     

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