I'm just thinking ...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by DudeMartin, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hey!

    I was just reading a thread and somebody mentioned that it is a pain in the butt to upgrade to Snow Leopard just so they can download Lion.

    Well, Lion is very cheap, $29, so I am just thinking - let's say you have Leopard. To get the Mac App Store (the only way of buying Lion) you have to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Upgrading to Snow Leopard costs money. I think that is why Apple is able to make Lion so cheap, because a lot of people will have to upgrade to Snow Leopard so that they can download Lion.

    Am I missing something here, or could this actually be it?
    (I wouldn't be surprised if they released a DVD copy, though)
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    they will always release it on dvd because there are people out there that will want a hardcopy on a dvd and that is the only way they will be the os upgrade.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Man I have to admit... Apple must be the most devious company I have ever seen.
     
  4. macrumors 603

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    When Lion comes out, Snow Leopard will be discontinued. What happens to Leopard users then? They won't be able to buy SL anymore.



    Watch the keynote, it's pretty clear that there will not be a DVD version. Schiller displays the old OS X DVDs and then makes them go poof!
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    How do you know it will be discontinued?
     
  6. macrumors 603

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    One of the main reasons to put Lion on the MAS is to reduce the amount of disks Apple has to package and sell. If they keep SL around it would defeat the purpose.
     
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    Then how do they expect people with Leopard to upgrade to Lion?
     
  8. macrumors 603

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    I'd love to know.
     
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    MattInOz

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    If there is no DVD then what media will the OS come on for a new machine?
    Just what that is in store to those who didn't upgrade to SL.
     
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    benhollberg

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    Maybe Apple will have a download from their website or something.
     
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    Lol, then - *looks at top right corner of screen* - we have 24 more days :cool:
     
  12. macrumors 603

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    All Apple told us is that there is no upgrade DVD. The media included with computers will stay, I would imagine. Or move to all-USB drives.
     
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    I'd guess Apple's smart enough to realize that you need Snow Leopard to upgrade - and if they aren't going to offer Lion on DVD, that they would carry Snow Leopard in-store and online for at least several months beyond Lion's introduction, and seriously urge pre-SL users to either upgrade their disc, or buy a new machine (I would guess new machines would still come with a Lion DVD - otherwise how would you be able to reinstall if necessary?)
     
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    benhollberg

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    But that's just what they want to get rid of with AirDrop.
     
  15. macrumors 603

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    What does AirDrop have to do with install media?
     

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