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Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.7 Lion' started by nathanl1192, Feb 24, 2011.


How much will Apple charge for OS X 10.7 Lion?

Poll closed Apr 15, 2011.
  1. £0-20 ($0-30)

    26 vote(s)
  2. £21-30 ($31-50)

    34 vote(s)
  3. £31-50 ($51-80)

    40 vote(s)
  4. £50< ($80<)

    87 vote(s)
  1. macrumors member

    Sorry about previous poll, which did not work!

    How much do you think Apple will charge for OS 10.7 Lion?
  2. macrumors 601


    Probably at least $100 if the other upgrades were any indication.
  3. macrumors member

    Yeah! I hope its around Snow Leopard Price though!
  4. macrumors 6502a

    $50-$100 usd
  5. Guest

    Sky Blue

    $129 as always (SL excluded)
  6. Mal
    macrumors 603


    I've said all along I suspect $79. I wouldn't be surprised to see $99, but it won't be $129 most likely.

  7. macrumors 6502

    79 dollars for single edition and 149 dollars for family edition.

    Also, they might offer it cheaper if you buy it from Mac App Store.
  8. Mal
    macrumors 603


    Apple's never had that kinda percentage difference in the pricing. Previous versions were $129 and $179, and of course Snow Leopard was only $29 and $49. I think we're likely to see $79 and $99 for the single and family packs, maybe $79 and $119.

  9. macrumors 68020

    129 for Single
    179 for Family

    Remember, Snow Leopard was a tweaked version of Leopard, that's why it was only 29 dollars.
  10. macrumors 601


    $29 and only from the Mac App Store, which means no physical media and you can use it on all your systems.
  11. LoganT, Feb 24, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011

    macrumors 68020

    But how would you reinstall Lion if it had to be downloaded from the App Store? Say you format your HD, are we supposed to install Snow Leopard then download Lion from the App Store to install it?

    Or maybe Apple will allow us to burn it to a disk.
  12. macrumors 68040

  13. macrumors 601


    Thinking this through, maybe they won't do away with the disk quite yet. :)

    But all the point releases (10.6.1, 10.6.2....) are done via the Internet or can be so this might be the preferred distribution method and available at reduced cost like some of Apple's other software is now.
  14. macrumors 68000

    $99. It won't be as cheap as Snow Leopard but I'm betting they cut the price this time around, especially if it's distributed via the Mac App Store -- which would be awesome if it was.
  15. macrumors 6502

    If it goes higher than 99 dollars, then they can just forget it. I can just buy developer's account for 99 dollars and get a free copy of lion from apple.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    I really can't see this being more than 50 dollars.
  17. macrumors regular

    I'd say $79, but perhaps this time they will do away with the disc and simply sell it on a USB key. It makes sense, especially with the newer Macbook Airs and the way Apple seems to be trying to move away from Optical disc formats.
  18. macrumors 68000

    And/or the Mac App Store. Seems to me that distributing the developer seeds that way is a way for them to test it.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    -Optical disc is a zombie.
    -I love the USB key!
  20. Moderator


    Staff Member

    $69 EDU pricing, $129 Regular.

    Don't see any reason why Apple would deviate from previous iterations and offerings (note: 10.6 was really what 10.5 should have been at release, hence the much lower price point).
  21. macrumors 601


    I can pretty much guarantee it will be less then $100, since that is what it costs to be a registered developer and they get a free copy. My guess is around $50, and maybe $75 or $100 for the family pack.
  22. Moderator emeritus


    I think this is the way they'll go, with the ability to burn it to a disk.

    I'm on the fence as to whether or not they'll actually sell the upgrade as a physical disc.
  23. macrumors 65816


    My guess is it will be $70 if you buy it off the Mac App Store, and $100 elsewhere.

    The Mac App Store version will be the "upgrade" version since you can only buy it if you have Snow Leopard anyway (since no earlier version of OS X can run MAS).

    Seems like it would make the most sense considering Apple's other "discounted" software on the Mac App Store. They would also want to encourage people to buy it off the Mac App Store so they don't have to produce as many copies of it to sell in stores. Despite the cost of bandwidth, it would still be cheaper for Apple to sell on the Mac App Store than through retail.

    Oh and the retail version will come on a USB stick instead of an optical disc, which would further encourage Apple to discount the MAS version to reduce the production cost of the retail version.
  24. macrumors 604


    It's always been that way and besides SL, OS X has always been $129 for single user license and $149 for the family pack.

    The only reason to lower the price now is if they distribute it via App Store. I'm not sure they ought to yet simply because the devs just about took down the servers downloading the dev Lion preview. I can't imagine what tens of thousands of users, if not much more, would do all at once.
  25. macrumors 68000

    It will be $99 from the App Store and $129 in a box, on USB so my MBA can use it. Also, the developer program AFAIK doesnt give you the released OS for free, it gives you access to the pre-release only.

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