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Apple posts, pulls form for free Mountain Lion upgrades [u]

updated 02:42 pm EDT, Mon July 23, 2012

Form should return after imminent launch

(Corrected eligibility window) Today Apple briefly posted a form for the OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date Program on its website before pulling it down again, accounts say. The program is designed to ensure that people who have bought a Mac since June 11th can upgrade to Mountain Lion for free, up to 30 days past when they made their purchase. People who did manage to submit a form were sent two emails: one containing a password-locked redemption code, and a second email with the password in question. None of the redemption codes are believed to be working at the Mac App Store.

Mountain Lion should be released sometime within the next week, since Apple promised a July launch at last month's WWDC gathering in San Francisco. The upgrade will bring a number of changes to OS X, such as more integration of iCloud and iOS apps, and the Gatekeeper app security system.




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  1. FestusGandhi

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    Joined: 07-23-12

    I updated my mini to Lion in mid-May... I wonder if Apple will offer a discount for users who recently purchased Lion. :

  1. Paul Huang

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    Joined: 09-18-99

    Less than two days away.

  1. Spheric Harlot

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    Joined: 11-07-99

    Originally Posted by FestusGandhiView Post

    I updated my mini to Lion in mid-May... I wonder if Apple will offer a discount for users who recently purchased Lion. :


    The upgrade is $19.99.

    It's priced well within the "who cares" range.

  1. And.reg

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    Joined: 02-22-04

    Greetings. I am unable to delete my posts, and apparently you moderators are on some kind of a strike.

    Therefore, I have removed the content of the original post by hand.

    I am asking for this post to be deleted, since I don't seem to have the option to do that myself.

  1. Joey Tranchina

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    Joined: 07-23-12

    Will OS X Mountain Lion keep OS X Lion from crashing ever 45 mins? WTF1

    l've Owned every Mac since the 512. OS X Lion is the worst.

  1. Spheric Harlot

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    Joined: 11-07-99

    Originally Posted by Joey TranchinaView Post

    Will OS X Mountain Lion keep OS X Lion from crashing ever 45 mins?



    Not if you don't deinstall or update the software that is crashing Lion.




    P.S.: Apple had about 70 different models and configurations available at the same time in the mid-90s. You've owned them all?

  1. MacAssemble

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    Joined: 01-19-08

    Actually there was a reasonable number of distinct models, certainly few enough that one could conceivably own them all. All of those "70 models" were essentially different part numbers that often reflected a small difference such as an extra piece of included software or a co-processor etc. I my self have owned just about every basic model, but that's because I am in the Mac service/Sales business and have them pass through frequently.

  1. Grendelmon

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    Joined: 12-26-07

    Originally Posted by Spheric HarlotView Post


    P.S.: Apple had about 70 different models and configurations available at the same time in the mid-90s. You've owned them all?




    ...And most of those were the Performas- about 5 different flavors of the same model that were all sold from different retailers. If you worked in any Mac sales or service company, it is very feasible. I personally have owned almost 20 Macs in the last 15 years.

  1. P

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    Joined: 04-07-00

    Originally Posted by MacAssembleView Post

    All of those "70 models" were essentially different part numbers that often reflected a small difference such as an extra piece of included software or a co-processor etc.


    If only. The differences were limited to HDD size, the amount of RAM, presence of internal modem and clock speed 20 MHz up or down. The reason was so that all the different home electronics chain could advertise "lowest price anywhere - guaranteed!" by buying all of certain part number. This was basically a requirement to get shelf space in certain home electronics chains back in the nineties.

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