Need a new Mac right now, but want to wait until Lion drops in July to spare yourself paying an extra $30 to upgrade from Snow Leopard. Don’t sweat it: if you buy a new Mac now, Snow Leopard will give you Lion for free when it is released next month.
From the press release:
The Mac OS X Lion Up-To-Date upgrade is available at no additional charge via the Mac App Store to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after June 6, 2011. Users must request their Up-To-Date upgrade within 30 days of purchase of their Mac computer. Customers who purchase a qualifying Mac between June 6, 2011 and the date when Lion is available in the Mac App Store will have 30 days from Lions official release date to make a request.
In the past, you had to pay $9.95 for the installation DVD, but the Mac App Store has simplified things greatly, and now you can just download the install.
- Via MacStories