Upgrade price for logic X from logic 9

Hi guys.
I just Bought Logic 9 3 Months ago.
Since i knew where were no news about logic x, no release date or such i expected it to be out at least a year from the time i'd buy it.
Now the new version came out of the blue and i just realized that i threw my money for nothing.
Because of this i think i deserve to get the new logic for free or at least a decent discount price on it.
is there a mail or something that i could contact someone from apple?
Thanks in advance.

I would use the above links to try v.s. MAS feedback.
Try explaining that you just bought it (if you did), the window of time will be key here.
This is how all things work in our economy/market, you woudln't buy a new Car then 2 months later the new model comes out, and go screaming at them for a refund or upgrade. It's just business. If LX hadn't just came out, would you still want your money back for L9? Does it not perform the job/function you bought it for?
The absolute best thing, especially in the world of computers/software, is to research the release history, comments/opinions and so forth, and you can generally get an idea of a new version/products surfacing. Example: Logic X this year was a no-brainer by using Wikipedia, Macrumors, Comments from Apple themselves etc.
As for demanding your rights, you absolutley can demand and will/should have that respect from Apple, read the licenesing and purchasing info, I'm sure your rights haven't been violated, but If they have, then you have an easy case, simply document them and discuss with Apple (provide clear precise docuementation and be professional). Again, if they haven't been violated, then you need to approach it differently (IMHO).
Please don't let the shiny new object obscure your vision, there will be a long road of patches/updates, plugins that are only 32bit being converted to 64bit etc. etc. etc. Honestly, you might want to really look at keeping 9.x for that possibly ugly transition. While 9 still has issues lingering, it's very very stable and training, books, etc. exist right now. However, with that being said, if you don't have any 32bit plugs, you purchased 9 within a resonable timeframe before X came out, then yes, I would agree, try to get the new one.
Example: A few months ago, I purchased the iRig Mini Keyboard while under the special where the more people buy, the more software you get. I got all the iK VI's!!! However, with LX, I can't use any of them. Thankfully, I have L9! There is work in progress to bring iK's SampleTank 3 out soon as 64bit, which will supposedly be able to read all the others sounds etc., but.....progress can be a pain. This is why I decided NOT to purchase LX until I see the updated plugs and at least the 1st patch from Apple, until then I can happily keep playing/tracking my VI's etc. I'm not saying this is your case too, just saying from my perspective.
As for upgrade price: IMHO, the main folks that should get that are the ones that purchased the boxed copies of 9 studio, I know people that purchased it for $500.00 just before MAS released it for $199.00, this was the real kick in the *****. The normal past upgrade pricing was $99.00 (i think) from one to another, maybe that's the key here?
Anyway, that's just my two cents.

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