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Free Mountain Lion Codes for Mac Users Show Error Message

Source: Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion | Apple

Customers who bought Mac starting June 11 are looking to upgrade Mountain Lion through Apple’s OS X Up-to-date Program. However, they encountered error messages, saying that their redemption code has already been used.

As stated on the error message:

This code has already been used. Each code may only be used once.

In addition, Apple Support Communities has a growing thread that documents the problem, and it looks like this issue is affecting users from all over the world.

Probable Cause and Solution

It is yet to be known whether the error message has something to do with the influx of traffic on Apple servers. That’s because a lot of users are rummaging to download Mountain Lion. It is also possible that the company sent out incorrect codes to customers by mistake.

On the other hand, company representatives inform users that the issue should be resolved between 24 and 72 hours. Some were told that they will receive a new redemption code to get their free Mountain Lion.

Customers who bought a new Mac on June 11 or later are eligible to receive a free upgrade to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion via the Mac App Store. Eligible customers can also request for their copies of Apple’s new operating system before August 24.

Mountain Lion Features

Apple’s new OS X Mountain Lion features a deep iCloud integration, which brings the “Documents in the Cloud.” This enables users to access their files anywhere. Meanwhile, Notes and Reminders apps were added to the iCloud website, letting users access it from anywhere using any Apple device with data connection.

OS X 10.8 also features “dictation for Mac,” although it doesn’t function as the personal voice assistant Siri. This feature will also be available to the new iPad.

The software’s Safari web browser also has something to offer. It has unified smart search field and iCloud Tabs, which synchronizes open website across Apple devices. The web browser also boasts Tabview that lets users zoom out and see all of the tabs that are currently open in Safari.

Moreover, Mountain Lion sports the Power Nap. This feature updates the device and automatically backs up data while the machine is sleeping. In addition, it silently refreshes data and is power-efficient. However, this feature will only be compatible with the second-generation MacBook Air and the upcoming MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

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