OS X Lion Up to Date - Lion Free for Recently Purchased Macs


Apple's OS X Lion Up to Date program which allows qualifying customers to get a free copy of Lion is now active. Customers who purchased a Mac after June 6th can receive a free redemption code for OS X Lion from the Mac App Store.

The program was activated yesterday, but there had been reports that the activation server was having issues resulting in serial numbers being initially rejected.

Requests must be sent in prior to August 19th or 30 days after the purchase of your Mac, whichever is later.

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111 months ago
Worked flawlessly for me, just take your time and make sure all the details are correct.
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111 months ago
I was happily surprised to quickly get my redemption code right away and start downloading lion. The whole process was very smooth.
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111 months ago

Now I feel like an idiot, mine didn't work yesterday and I just bought Lion. Oh well, that's $29 wasted for being impatient.

Same here! I sent an email to costumer support and waiting for a reply. I hope we will get refunded. I bought my MBP on 3rd, but wasn't register for Applecare until 9th and didn't know for sure I was eligible or not.
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111 months ago

Maybe you could write to Customer Service and request a refund?


Yeah I guess I'll try that, thanks for the suggestion!
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111 months ago
Worked great both times

Entered my receipt info, got the activation code and redeemed it no problems for my new MBP. I was even able to use it for installation on my 2 year old iMac under the Purchased section of the Mac App Store.
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111 months ago

Now I feel like an idiot, mine didn't work yesterday and I just bought Lion. Oh well, that's $29 wasted for being impatient.


Maybe you could write to Customer Service and request a refund?
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111 months ago
Now I feel like an idiot, mine didn't work yesterday and I just bought Lion. Oh well, that's $29 wasted for being impatient.
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111 months ago
I received my iMac on May 28th- missed out on this offer by ten days; but I knew this when I bought my iMac (by that point the Lion public demo date was known).

Oh well, once I clone my drive, I'll update to Lion.:)
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111 months ago
I received the Free upgrade

I had no problems with the free upgrade. The process was very easy and painless.
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111 months ago
Refurbished Macs?

Anybody knows if this also applies to recently purchased refurbished Macs?

EDIT: Just RTFA and it seems refurbished Macs also qualify.

http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/ (http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/)
Customers who purchase a qualifying new Mac (http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/systems.html) Computer or an Apple Certified Refurbished computer (http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/systems.html#refurbished) from the Apple Online Store between June 6, 2011 and July 20, 2011 that does not include OS X Lion can upgrade to OS X Lion for free. (emphasis mine)
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