10.2 costs

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  1. CharlesOwens6 macrumors newbie

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    Hey does anyone know how much Apple will charge for 10.2 upgrade?
    $20 again?



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  2. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Without knowing how large the installer image will be, or if it will be available for downloading. I would imagine that anyone that purchased 10.1, or a system since that was released, will be able to get a cd with 10.2 on it for the $20. That is what Apple has done in the past with OS updates. I would hope that they put it online, so that those of us with fast internet connections (1Mb+) will be able to download it and burn a cd. We could then install the full update and wait for the cd to arrive. I probably won't go to a store to get it this time, since I purchased 10.1 (full retail version). I also picked up my new TiBook last Friday, and am keeping the coupons for the software update.
     
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  4. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    It would make sense for them to charge the $20 CD fee, I just don't think Apples servers (even if they are OSX.2 Server) being able to take hundreds of thousands of people downloading the same file, all at the same time :)

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  5. Beej macrumors 68020

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    ...unless the new MacRacks are 2 GHz G5s... :D
     
  6. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    yeah, I wish.

    Anyone want to lend me to cash to get one?

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  7. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i don't think downloading it is realistic in general... it's probably going to be pretty big, so it will be a long download. of course, these days more and more people have fast internet, so that's not that bad. but, i really don't think most people would know how to burn themselves a bootable cd of the installer. now of course, those people have the option to get the cd from apple stores or online or hopefully even local apple resellers, but i just don't know that there's enough people who WOULD know how... i mean, i'm a mac head of sorts (not a tech or anything) but i would have a hard time burning a bootable os x.2 cd. i'd have to come here just to find out how. haha :p
     
  8. iJon macrumors 604

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    10.2

    it will probably be a 20 dollar buy from the online apple store for shipping and handling or a free upgrade if you go to the apple store or an authorized dealer and get it. I work at an authorized apple dealer and they shipped the 10.1 cds to us early saturday morning, the day it came out. i bet thats what they will do this time. it wont be a download. to big.

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  9. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    jelloshotsrule, all you would need is Toast... Download the image, mount it, and select if from Toast and make sure you have the bootable option checked. It takes less then a minute from the time you mount the image file to when you will be starting the burn. Burn time depends on what you have for a burner. It should range from 3 minutes all the way up to 30 (for the slow pokes who still use burners slower then 8x).
     
  10. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    I think it will be one that you'll pay for:

    General guide:

    Pay for updates:
    If the new version number has increased by .1 (or .2,.3 and so on) or goes up a version, generally you pay for the upgrade . A exception to this is iPhoto-the upgrade is free.
    Examples:

    Mac OS X 10.0-10.1
    iPhoto 1.0-1.1
    Macromedia Freehand 9-10

    If the new version number goes up by .001, the update is free:
    Examples:
    Babya System 10-10.0.1 (or .01 is more familar for pc users)
    Netscape 4.5-4.51
    Adobe Pagemaker- 7.0-7.01
     
  11. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    I refused to pay for the 10.1 upgrade (since we all know that should have been 10.0 ;) ) but 10.2 actually looks worth it. The file permissions in the Get Info box is enough to be excited about... throw in spring-loaded finder windows, a new address book, accelerated quartz, (excuse me, "Quartz Extreme"), and things be lookin' mighty good!
     

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