reduce .mac and jaguar

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jefhatfield, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    i would like to see a surprise announcement at mwsf 2k3,

    free .mac from now on

    jaguar or the next version of osx listed at $59.95 us

    agree? disagree?
     
  2. gerror macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Right now I'm on a trial .mac and it rules. But 100 dollars is a little too much. If it's 50 I'll think about it.
     
  3. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Re: reduce .mac and jaguar

    Then what would they do for the people that already payed for .mac?
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Re: reduce .mac and jaguar

    Refunds please! :D

    But seriously, I don't see it happening. The next version of X for $60, well, it certainly should be for those of us who had to pay the full amount to go from 10.1 to 10.2, I feel Apple owe us a cheaper update next time round.
     
  5. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: Re: reduce .mac and jaguar

    I agree. If apple could squeeze 120 out of us this time around, then whats to stop them from charging 120 for 10.3?
     
  6. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    Re: Re: reduce .mac and jaguar

    give them a free segway, of course:D
     
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: reduce .mac and jaguar

    Really, there's nothing stopping them from doing just that. But I really don't think they will.

    Here's my speculation on the subject.

    There will be a "free" upgrade to 10.3 for people who bought 10.2 or a system that came with 10.2 installed. You'll need to hang onto those upgrade coupons that came with your purchase to get the upgrade.

    People that bought a system that came with 10.1 will have to shell out $130 to use 10.3, even those who got a "free" upgrade from 10.1 to 10.2.

    To me, this kind of system would be fair. You pay full price for 0.2 upgrade, but pay a nominal "free" charge for a 0.1 upgrade. So based on what you've purchased, you'll get every other major update for "free".

    NOTE - by "free", I mean $20 for s/h. Or if you get your butt to an Apple Store (or CompUSA), they'll hand you a CD.
     
  9. iJon macrumors 604

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    Re: reduce .mac and jaguar

    haha yeah right. they wont do that and there is no need for them to do that. If you dont like .mac then dont buy it. I think what they will do is add tons more features to it in the future to make .mac more appealing. just have to wait and see. maybe macworld san francisco.

    iJon
     

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