Unfair Lion Upgrade

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

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    ThE.MeSsEnGeR

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    Mac OS Lion turned out to be available EXCLUSIVELY on the Mac App Store which is very unfair! they should have given the option of DVD/Flash Drive, because I have a limited bandwidth DSL service of 3GB/month for 30$ with a speed that never goes above 30KB/s.

    so instead of Apple making it cheaper for me to upgrade without a physical copy, they're making it harder and more expensive...

    I think they will lose A LOT of potential Lion users because of this.
     
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    Sky Blue

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    Go somewhere with free wi-fi. The amount of people that don't have a decent internet connection is probably pretty small.
     
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    r0k

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    I agree with you but there was already a thread on this... perhaps the mods can merge these threads?
     
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    bigjnyc

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    wow dude thats horrible. Is this because of where you live? is internet still that expensive? you are getting ripped off, here in NYC Roadrunner service with up to 10mb/s is $33 and thats unlimited.
     
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    ThE.MeSsEnGeR

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    and how long will I stay at that place with free wi-fi? over 50 hours? the amount of people that don't have a decent internet connection is certainly bigger than you think because not everyone lives in top-speed-internet countries.

    yeah, I guess they should, but on days like this, it gets chaotic with everyone trying to speak out all their ideas, complaints, comments and thoughts about WWDC.

    yeah it's EXTREMELY horrible! and yes I AM getting ripped off, but that's the case here in Lebanon where I live... you either get an unlimited bandwidth connection which works 40% of the time, or get a decent connection that works 99% of the time BUT you get a frickingly small bandwidth limit.... :(
     
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    +1

    nobody wants to spend three hours in starbucks waiting for an OS to download, nor should anybody need to.

    nobody willing to pay $29 should be left out.
     
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    Ouch, $30 for 3GB per month? You need to change your ISP.

    In the UK, I'm with Sky and my package sees me pay £11.95 for my telephone line, £7.50 for unlimited broadband (20mb connection), and £5 for (truly) unlimited daytime, evening, and weekend calls. All in, £24.45. Can't grumble ...
     
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    Go to an Apple store with a USB stick, I'm sure they will help you out.


    Edit: nevermind I see you are in Lebanon.
     
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    ThE.MeSsEnGeR

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    I'm on the best ISP in Lebanon :(

    :D I'm glad you love it! it's sooo tasty!

    yeah, I was gonna tell you, there are no Apple Stores here... but I didn't see your edit until I was writing this, so...
     
  11. macrumors member

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    They didn't say anything about it NOT beeing avaible later on disc.

    It'll be avaible on disc eventually i think. Just not on day 1.
     
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    Yea they did......exclusive to the app store
     
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    Usually if the legal market doesn't provide, the illegal market will. If apple doesn't provide discs, I imagine there will be a blackmarket of Lion discs and apple, as always, will quietly be OK with it.
     
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    baryon

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    And what if you have Leopard? You can't have the App Store, thus you can't download Lion? What the hell? If you have Leopard and you want Lion, you have to buy Snow Leopard first or what?
     
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    Probably there will be the possibility to buy it a) on disc (see above) b)a download from Apple's online store.
     
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    Just found this thread. Yeah, I think Apple should offer a DVD for people in that type of situation, or even people the US who are way out in the boonies and have crappy internet. They should have announced it up front, and staggered it, say, two weeks behind the App Store availability and for maybe $40 to cover the extra cost of shipping the disks.

    They are obviously going for convenience, as connected to my 8mbit cable, it's a lot faster to just pull it off of the App Store, but it's true that it's unfair for some. That being said, why on earth do they have such low caps? That's worse than air cards here, which are 5GB. Lately, I have been averaging 8GB/ DAY on my home cable connection.
     

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