Buy a Mac after June 11th? You get Mountain Lion for free

Purchased a new Mac recently? Apple has got you covered on Mountain Lion. If you purchased a Mac after June 11th you will be able to claim your copy of Mountain Lion through Apple’s Up-to-Date program. If you are eligible, you will have 30 days after the launch of OS X 10.8 to request your free upgrade. When Mountain Lion goes live in the Mac App Store, you can just head over to the Up-to-Date page (source link) and get all set up.

The newest iteration of Apple’s desktop OS is expected to be launching sometime this week. The upgrades in Mountain Lion over Lion are very iOS-esque, including: a new Notes app, a new Reminders app, Game Center, Messages, and better iCloud integration. Almost everything syncs, from Safari tabs to Contacts. The experience is really seamless, and we did a whole run through in our OS X and iOS 6 Feature Comparison a little while ago. Be sure to check that out to see what you will be able to do with your Mac and iOS device after upgrading.

What do you think? Are you eligible? Do you think it’s good that Apple does this? Let us know in the comments.


Via: Apple Up-to-Date

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  • MaeganBabcock

    We purchased a Mac from Best Buy this month.  Do we get the free upgrade even though we didn’t buy from the Apple store?