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ThE.MeSsEnGeR
Feb 25, 2011, 07:51 AM
What do you all think?

[EDIT] I personally think the best solution is selling it through all 3 means.



Phil A.
Feb 25, 2011, 07:53 AM
I would expect the primary route will be through the App Store with DVDs available at retail stores for people with slow / poor internet connections

iPhone1
Feb 25, 2011, 07:53 AM
Mac App Store although download size for the Preview is 3.6GB.

logandzwon
Feb 25, 2011, 08:01 AM
However it comes, I'd like it installable to a USB key please. Even better if I can upgrade the MBA's original key with it.

Sky Blue
Feb 25, 2011, 08:31 AM
I'd buy through the App Store, but I hope for work we can buy physical media (whether that be USB or DVD).

hollerz
Feb 25, 2011, 08:33 AM
Will be either all 3, or maybe even just App Store + USB key.

Plymouthbreezer
Feb 25, 2011, 01:30 PM
I hope they still offer optical media... There are indeed times when it comes in handy. I also expect and applaud the possible USB option.

vincenz
Feb 25, 2011, 01:34 PM
Will be either all 3, or maybe even just App Store + USB key.

No way they'd sell it on a USB key. Think of the costs compared to a DVD.

BaldiMac
Feb 25, 2011, 01:38 PM
No way they'd sell it on a USB key. Think of the costs compared to a DVD.

I would think they would at least provide the option for the benefit of MacBook Air users. They already distribute it on a USB key for them.

ufkdo
Feb 25, 2011, 01:40 PM
I think all methods will be used, yet buying from app store will be the cheapest.

rdowns
Feb 25, 2011, 01:43 PM
I bet they're conflicted inside Apple over it. While they have the MAS, do they want to give up all that free publicity of people lining up for a new OS release?

axu539
Feb 25, 2011, 02:09 PM
No way they'd sell it on a USB key. Think of the costs compared to a DVD.

Actually, if they use non-rewritable flash (unlike normal USB drives) like the MBA restore drives have, it would be almost the same cost. Shouldn't be an issue.