Mountain Lion Up-To-Date Program Launches, 72 Hour Delay

Have you recently purchased a new Mac? Well, if that Mac was purchased on or after June 11th, 2012, you’re in luck. Well, sorta. While Apple will give you a free copy of OS X Mountain Lion via the Mac App Store, you’ll have to fill out a form and wait up to 72 hours before you can actually download the OS upgrade. Yes, you heard me right, 72 hours. For an unknown reason Apple has decided to make Up-To-Date eligible users wait up to three days until they can upgrade for free. Personally, I think that Apple is doing this because they want to save server capacity and possibly make a few bucks off of customers who are too impatient (and excited) to wait. Heck, wouldn’t we all do that?

If you’re eligible for the program and have decided to wait for your free upgrade, keep up to date with all of the Mountain Lion news right here on Macgasm. We’ve posted a full review of OS X Mountain Lion, Mountain Lion Server as well as tons of related news. If you’ve already upgraded, let us know what you think of the upgrade by leaving a comment on this post.

Source: Apple via TUAW

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