Does?

Hemingray

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Does Apple refuse magazines to cover software updates? Is that what you're saying? I'm afraid I don't understand either.
 

britboy

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Originally posted by Hemingray
Does Apple refuse magazines to cover software updates? Is that what you're saying?

If that's what he's saying, then yes, apple have done it in the past. For example, when the 8.1 update was first released, MacFormat (a UK mac mag) tried to get permission to put in on the cd with their magazine, but apple refused to give them permission. The odd thing though was that shortly afterwards in spain i found a spanish magazine (strangely enough :rolleyes: ) with the update. It almost seems arbitrary. This is going back a couple of years, but it has happened, if only in the UK.

I don't know what the current policy is though.
 

aafuss1

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Well even MS follows it. I actually have a Apple software updates CD (1998- I think Apple Aus. must have given them out to Macintosh oiwners). I don't think they do this anymore (a user now would download a update), but recently a Aussie mag had the OS 9.1 & 9.2.2 updates on its second cd rom. Probably they asked permission for covermountibg updates.
 

iGav

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Originally posted by britboy



If that's what he's saying, then yes, apple have done it in the past. For example, when the 8.1 update was first released, MacFormat (a UK mac mag) tried to get permission to put in on the cd with their magazine, but apple refused to give them permission. The odd thing though was that shortly afterwards in spain i found a spanish magazine (strangely enough :rolleyes: ) with the update. It almost seems arbitrary. This is going back a couple of years, but it has happened, if only in the UK.

I don't know what the current policy is though.
MacUser or MacWorld had an official OS 8.6 Update CD on there magazine in 1999, it was eaxctly the same as if you had purchased 8.6 from Apple......
 

britboy

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Originally posted by iGAV


MacUser or MacWorld had an official OS 8.6 Update CD on there magazine in 1999, it was eaxctly the same as if you had purchased 8.6 from Apple......
That doesn't surprise me. As i said, i found the official 8.1 update available in spain, but not for macformat. Perhaps apple just had a grudge against mf at that time ;)
 
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