Vista Upgrade Coupon

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Veracruz, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Veracruz macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2006

    Considering that Apple is trying to time the release of Leopard to coincide with Vista, is there any chance that Apple will offer a similar free upgrade coupon. I plan to buy the updated iMac either way, but this free upgrade would be nice!
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Apple has not done this in the past that I know of but I don't think they will. Their product sells itself.
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    You'd be more likely to get an Apple 2 button mouse.
    I mean, a $500 Mac.
    Um, an Apple keynote delivered by people other than Steve.

    Not a chance in hell.
  4. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England

    Apple does usually have a grace period for machines bought close to the release date, but it usually doesn't extend a quarter (or more, depending on when we actually see a consumer release of Vista) back.

  5. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2006
    Why the hell would apple do this?? Leapord is not behind schedule and they're not going to offer ppl who aren't patient enough to wait for it a free upgrade.
  6. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    It's to entice people into buying computers since most people are like, "Vista? Never going to happen! I can keep my computer till 2010 and Vista still won't be out!" And also because - it says that people are waiting till the first quarter of 2007 to buy a laptop with Vista already installed - but once they find out how not-so-great it is, sales will drop. So they want people to buy the computer now before it's too late.

    What's the minimum systen req. for Vista? My two year old PC is probably too old for it by now, lol.

    I actually have no ill-feelings towards Microsoft.

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