This morning is the first in which users with Mac computers are able to download Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion operating system – and right off the bat there have been a couple of minor incidents you should be aware of. Apple’s up-to-date program allows anyone who purchased a new Mac on or after June 11, 2012, to receive a free upgrade to the newest operating system. Early problems have included redemption codes not functioning correctly and users in general not understanding the connection between the redemption codes and the free nature of the upgrade.
The redemption code program went live earlier this week and some users reported it appearing before its official launch time. Because of this, it seems, there may have been some incorrect codes sent out to the public. On the other hand, users grabbing codes both before and after the official launch time for the program have both been reporting non-functional redemptions.
Not to worry, though, Apple’s program for new users doesn’t end until August the 24th. This means that anyone who has a code that has not worked thus far can certainly very easily call up Apple, email them, or head down to their local storefront to make the new upgrade so. Those of you who purchase new Mac computers starting today that still have Lion installed on them will have 30 days from the date of purchase to upgrade your computers to Mountain Lion for free as well.
Check out our timeline of Mountain Lion features from the past day or two, and don’t forget to check out our full review of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion as well!