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  • 30. Re: If I upgrade to Lion now will mountain lion be a free update?
    Clarence Prince1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nothing is free, ever, no matter who. NOTHING!!

  • 31. Re: If I upgrade to Lion now will mountain lion be a free update?
    reneefrommi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your suggestions Pete.

     

    My Mac came with Leopard. I got Snow Leopard as a download so I could then get Lion. I got Lion as a download also. So the only disc I have is what came with my original purchase. I'm extremely disapointed that Apple has not addressed the glitches in Lion. If the new leadership is going to disregard customer complaints, then the future will not bode well for them.

  • 32. Re: If I upgrade to Lion now will mountain lion be a free update?
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    What 'glitches'?

     

    Pete

  • 33. Re: If I upgrade to Lion now will mountain lion be a free update?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,445 points)

    reneefrommi wrote:

     

    Thanks for your suggestions Pete.

     

    My Mac came with Leopard. I got Snow Leopard as a download so I could then get Lion. I got Lion as a download also. So the only disc I have is what came with my original purchase. I'm extremely disapointed that Apple has not addressed the glitches in Lion. If the new leadership is going to disregard customer complaints, then the future will not bode well for them.

    Where did you get Snow Leopard as a download, it's only available on disc?

  • 34. Re: If I upgrade to Lion now will mountain lion be a free update?
    caloric Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    This message removed due to extreme crankiness.

     

    Message was edited by: caloric

  • 35. Re: If I upgrade to Lion now will mountain lion be a free update?
    applefanguy Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    In case you aren't aware, Apple hasn't announced anything re: the exact release date, or the price. They have said they're moving to a yearly OS X release, though, which leads me to believe it's going to be less expensive than Lion was.

     

    Mac OS X used to cost $129 every time there was an upgrade. They came out roughly every two years. When Snow Leopard hit, partly because of the perception that it was a fairly minor upgrade to Lion, and I think partly because Apple knows just how little of its revenue comes from software, they moved to $29, a full $100 reduction in cost. At the time they claimed you had to be on Leopard already to get that "special" price, but it installed on compatible Tiger machines just fine.

     

    When Lion, a truly major upgrade was announced, there was a lot of speculation that Apple was going to return to their previous $129 pricing system; after all, that was roughly what Windows upgrades usually cost, and this was once again, a "major" upgrade, but it is extraordinarily rare for Apple to go up, rather than down in pricing, so those of us who'd been watching that trend predicted it would stay exactly the same; and so it did.

     

    This time around, however, they've changed the game entirely. They're moving to year-on-year releases to match iOS, they're working with an all-digital distribution model, battling the popular notion that they're complacent about the Mac in favor of the much more popular iOS. They're also the most valuable and cash-rich company in the world today.

     

    With that in mind, it's possible they could keep it the same and charge $29 again. There isn't a chance in **** they'll go any higher than that. But I think even that is unlikely here. Given how little they make on software compared to how much they make on hardware, given the fact that they're the most valuable company in the world right now, given the fact that today they are a giant bullseye for media and consumer criticism, and most importantly, given the fact that they can and Microsoft can't, they're going to give away the upgrade for free. They might charge $29, or $19, or $9, but I think $0 is the only right number. I think that buys them so much more goodwill than they'll be giving away in revenue.

  • 36. Re: If I upgrade to Lion now will mountain lion be a free update?
    ciancmatt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    no not free but i do hope this will be true

     

    I really hope that Apple will do the right/ethical thing and give recent (within the 8-9 months) purchasers of macbook, macbook pros, macbook air, and people who just bought single OS copies of Lion OS-either a free copy of Mountain Lion or a huge discount price on the OS ($5.00 max ). Let's be honest here....Mountain Lion is the patched up Lion. Apple couldn't release an update large enough to fix the problems with Lion so they instead created a new OS. They know that is the truth.

  • 37. Re: If I upgrade to Lion now will mountain lion be a free update?
    Tiewei C Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I will say so. The principle behind of their price strategy is somehow tricky. My girlfriend has a MBP bought 2009 and came with Snow Leopard. She paid 29.99 for Lion and then it comes to Mountain Loin. Just 10 months or less after, she has to pay again if want to upgrade. Lion has some buggy issues, everyone knows.

  • 38. Re: If I upgrade to Lion now will mountain lion be a free update?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,445 points)

    Tiewei C wrote:

     

    I will say so. The principle behind of their price strategy is somehow tricky. My girlfriend has a MBP bought 2009 and came with Snow Leopard. She paid 29.99 for Lion and then it comes to Mountain Loin. Just 10 months or less after, she has to pay again if want to upgrade. Lion has some buggy issues, everyone knows.

    Everyone does not know, Lion now has 20 million users, most (including me) have no issues. ML is going to be $19.99, buy it if she wants it, or not, it's very cheap.

     

    The alternative is for the entire Apple software base to be stuck in time merely to avoid upsetting the 'principles' of a couple of users who don't want to spend $20.

     

    Why not try Microsofts 'untricky' price strategy instead? $100 a copy, everytime.

  • 39. Re: If I upgrade to Lion now will mountain lion be a free update?
    DJ Jenn Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    After upgrading from Snow Leopard to Mac OS X Lion, then Mac OS X Mountain Lion is only a one time purchase fee of $19.99. Mountain Lion will be available as a single software upgrade via the Mac App Store beginning in July 2012. The BEST PART is you only have to purchase it one time to upgrade all of your Macs,

     

     

    http://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2012/

     

    I can't wait.

     

    Good Luck,

    Jenn

  • 40. Re: If I upgrade to Lion now will mountain lion be a free update?
    Josh2011read Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Simple answer to your question... If you purchased a new Mac Hardware (they aren't on about OS Software) on June 11th 2012 or onwards you qualify for a 'free upgrade' however if you did not buy your Mac then you dont qualify. Simple.

  • 41. Re: If I upgrade to Lion now will mountain lion be a free update?
    Josh2011read Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    reneefrommi, unfortunately Apple have pulled OS X Lion 10.7.x from the Mac App Store completely. If you have Snow Leopard 10.6.8 + then you can download OS X Mountain Lion straight onto your Mac. But however, if youre downloading it to use operations such as; AirPlay via Apple TV, I would ask an Apple Rep online or in-store first to see if it compatible, cause some of the reviews I have read on the OS X Mountain Lion with Mac Users who have an oldish Mac are having difficulty or doesnt work at all.

     

    Hope this helps, and if you do download OS X 10.8 hope you enjoy it. I sure am

  • 42. Re: If I upgrade to Lion now will mountain lion be a free update?
    Mini Apple Genius Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    No, but you can upgrade to mountain lion from Snow Leopard!

     

    Hope This Helps!

     

    Mini Apple Genuis

  • 43. Re: If I upgrade to Lion now will mountain lion be a free update?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,445 points)

    Mini Apple Genius wrote:

     

    No, but you can upgrade to mountain lion from Snow Leopard!

     

    Hope This Helps!

     

    Mini Apple Genuis

    Do you realize that you are replying to a post that is 18 months old?