Will buyers of Core2Duo iMac get free upgrade to Leopard?

auyongtc

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I really wonder.. since the core benefit (pun intended) is the 64-bitness goodness. And Tiger doesn't make use of it - so will Apple give free upgrade to Leopard for this when it's released next year? Or not? :confused:
 

dejo

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auyongtc said:
I really wonder.. since the core benefit (pun intended) is the 64-bitness goodness. And Tiger doesn't make use of it...
Tiger DOES make some use of 64-bit, just not to the extent that Leopard will.
auyongtc said:
...so will Apple give free upgrade to Leopard for this when it's released next year? Or not? :confused:
Not.
 

suneohair

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Can I nominate this for the dumbest question ever award?

Seriously though. 64-bit doesnt change that much. Besides if you remember the G5 was 64-bit. So the 64-bit portion has been in OSX for quite sometime.

Leopard will utilize that, but you aint getting it free.
 

Zwhaler

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hahahaha thats like asking will powermac g5 users get a free mac pro :p
 

JFreak

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Apple is probably announcing the Leopard release date about 2 months before they launch it. My guess would be all new computer purchases after that release date announcement will get to buy a free update (they want to charge for postage).
 

FFTT

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Generally if there is a major OS update within 60-90 days of your purchase
Apple may allow you to purchase an update DVD for a nominal fee like $19.95

Once Leopard is released, Apple will publish the details on who is and who
is not eligable for the less expensive update.

I'll be doomed to buying the family pack.
 

bousozoku

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eidrunner247 said:
obviously... it's 64 bit right? :).

Maybe i can get leopard for half price, seeing as my powerbook is 32 bit...
Maybe, that would make it double the price since it takes twice as long to process 64-bits on a G4.

I don't see Apple offering Mac OS X of any sort for free when it has yet to be released. Even the Up-to-date discs had a hefty price for shipping and handling. Of course, it's possible they could offer some for free, if they raised the price to maybe $299?
 

savar

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auyongtc said:
I really wonder.. since the core benefit (pun intended) is the 64-bitness goodness. And Tiger doesn't make use of it - so will Apple give free upgrade to Leopard for this when it's released next year? Or not? :confused:
not unless you buy it next year