How is Lion gonna be sold?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ThE.MeSsEnGeR, Feb 25, 2011.

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How is Lion gonna be sold?

  1. As a Mac App Store download? (like the Dev Preview)

    7 vote(s)
    26.9%
  2. As a DVD? (like it always has been with Mac OS X)

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  3. As a USB Flash Drive? (like the one included with the MacBook Air)

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Using those 3 methods simultaneously? (reaping sales numbers)

    13 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. ThE.MeSsEnGeR, Feb 25, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2011

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    ThE.MeSsEnGeR

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    What do you all think?

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

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    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
     
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    Mac App Store although download size for the Preview is 3.6GB.
     
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    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.
     
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    Sky Blue

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    I'd buy through the App Store, but I hope for work we can buy physical media (whether that be USB or DVD).
     
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    Will be either all 3, or maybe even just App Store + USB key.
     
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    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.
     
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    vincenz

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

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    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.
     
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    I think all methods will be used, yet buying from app store will be the cheapest.
     
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    rdowns

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    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?
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     

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