I'm currently using an iMac from 2009 running OSX Leopard 10.6.8.

I need this machine to develop iOS applications, and to do that I need xCode 4, and to use xCode 4 I need to have OSX Lion installed.

However I just read that OSX Mountain Lion is just around the corner, possibly coming out this end of the month. If I buy Lion for 30$, will I get Mountain Lion (valued at 20$ in app store) for free?

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    It seems most likely that Mountain Lion will be released on 25 July. Can you wait five days? – Mike Scott Jul 20 '12 at 15:55

No, that is just valid if you bought a new Mac machine between June 11, 2012 and the date when Mountain Lion is available in the App Store, according to this page.


if you sign into your developer account with apple, you will also see a download link for xcode 4.2 for snow leopard.

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