Apple Details Snow Leopard 'Up-to-Date' Program

Apple today announced the details of its Mac OS X Snow Leopard Up-to-Date Program, which allows U.S. customers who purchased or will purchase a qualifying Mac after June 8th, 2009 with OS X Leopard installed to upgrade to OS X Snow Leopard upon its September release for a shipping and handling fee of $9.95 plus tax. Similar programs are available in a number of other countries. While Apple announced general information related to the program in its initial press release covering Snow Leopard's launch, today's update provides full details for customers looking to upgrade.

Apple has provided lists of new and refurbished Mac that qualify under the program, which requires customers to submit their completed order forms within 90 days of purchase or by December 26th, 2009, whichever is earlier. Customers who have multiple qualifying Macs on a single invoice may purchase an upgrade kit for each system as a cost of $9.95 for each system or purchase a single upgrade kit for $9.95 and request additional "Right to Copy" licenses at no charge. Regardless of the method chosen, the total number of licensed upgrades may not exceed the number of qualifying systems on the invoice.

Apple is also offering a similar program for customers purchasing Xserves who wish to upgrade to OS X Snow Leopard Server. The Snow Leopard Server program also costs $9.95 plus tax for each upgrade kit, and an upgrade kit is required for each qualifying machine for which an upgrade is requested.

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