How much you all think Apple is going to charge for OS lion upgrade?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by hcho3, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    How much do you all think apple is going to charge for OS lion upgrade?

    Most importantly, how much are you all willing to pay for it?
    I hope it's not 129 dollars like it was from tiger to leopard. I hope they offer nice discount to early buyers like MS does. I would say 49 dollars would be reasonable. If it is more than 70 dollars, then I will wait.
  2. ryan0402 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2010
  3. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Snow Leopard was a special case, but Apple has been showing a trend of decreasing prices on some of their consumer software. I think $99 would be fairly surprising, while $79 would be absolutely amazing, considering this is a release with significant new features most likely (considering their pattern). Even if you don't care for the features they showed off, chances are something in there will be more significant to you.

    Of course, I've learned in the last few years never to assume Apple's going to do what I expect, because they've been really shaking up their previous strategies in a lot of areas. So, I won't really be shocked if they do go cheaper. Somewhat surprised, still, however.

  4. rprebel macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2010
    Where the bluebonnets bloom
    I kinda doubt 10.7 will be $30 like 10.6 was. Leopard to Snow Leopard wasn't a big difference. Lion looks like a larger update, and my guess is that it will be $99.
  5. hcho3 thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Give the fact that iLife 11 upgrade costs 49 dollars and Snow leopard costs 29 dollars to upgrade. I hope apple will price it between 49 to 99 dollars for OS lion upgrade...
    One can hope.
  6. benlee macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2007
  7. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
  8. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    It wouldn't make any sense to price it over $99 because people could just buy the developer program and get lion when it's released.
  9. hcho3 thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Then why was Leopard priced at 129 dollars?
  10. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    idk. tho i think im gana wait for a new mac that releases near lions release date so it comes preinstalled. i hope they have a big macbook update then. so if it is 100$ i can use that and my student discount and save 200$
  11. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    IMO, the only reason iLife '11 was $49 instead of the usual $79 was because only three of the apps were upgraded, and the iPhoto upgrade was arguably weak.

    Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, and Leopard OS X updates were $129. Snow Leopard is the exception, with the reason that most of the changes were under the hood.
  12. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    I am going to wait until I see some more info. As it stands, it's a $29 package so far but I'm sure more stuff is coming.
  13. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Indeed. All we've really seen so far is new touch gestures and fullscreen apps. It will need a lot more to justify a higher price tag.

    At the time, ADC membership was $500. Now that it's only $100, I don't see the OS costing any more than that.
  14. hcho3 thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    I wish I was your case. My father's birthday is early December and his computer is like 4-5 year old. His laptop still runs window XP and I cannot wait anymore. At least, apple just updated iLife 2011, so I just saved 50 bucks.

    For Mac OS lion... I will see. I hope it costs less than 79 dollars.
  15. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    There is a visible effort from Apple to drive prices down on the Mac platform (e.g. MBA starting at $999).
    Also Mac sales are strong and growing so they have a larger install-base to amortize the development costs of Lion.
    That seems to point to an affordable price tag for Lion, I would predict below $50, and possibly at $29 like Snow Leopard.
  16. hcho3 thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    That would make my day...
    But... But, this is apple we are talking about. I would love to be proven wrong, but apple will charge our souls.
  17. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
  18. canadadude macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Lion Upgrade

    Any idea when this will be released?
  19. hcho3 thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Summer 2011.
  20. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    $99 or $129. It will not be $29 again as SL was not a full update, but rather an optimized version of 10.5.
  21. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    iLife 11 is a minor update with just three applications being upgraded with a few minor features missing already (Apple already admitted that they are working on adding calendar support back into iLife 11). Of course Apple isn’t going to charge it that much.

    Snow Leopard is an exception, in terms of the front end, it has not changed enough from Leopard to justify being charged $129.

    Lion is going to be charged just like in the past, $129.

    We haven’t seen everything that makes up Lion, Apple is hiding 90% of the front-end changes from us. It can be a huge 300+ feature pack release like Leopard.

    Not exactly, SL is an optimized version of Leopard in terms of the front end. It’s a huge overhaul in the backend (the kernel).
  22. TheAngryKiwi macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2009
    Auckland, NZ
    It'll be a more significant update than SL (hence the large difference between Lion and Leopard versus Snow Leopard and Leopard), so it'll be more than $29.

    That said, it's been over 3 years since Apple released an OS that wasn't 'tweaks' so I think jumping back to the $129 of older versions would be very jarring for people - I sense $99.
  23. wisty macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2009
    About $9. :cool:

    Apple will make it back on the App store. They don't want people sitting on the sidelines for this cash cow.
  24. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
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    The Mac App store is coming to SL too, 90 or so days Jobs said. I dont think they'd open it and then shut it down just to it's exclusive to Lion. There'll be plenty of people who for whatever reason don't upgrade, shutting down SL app store would be Apple stopping them giving Apple money.
    News Flash, Apple likes money.

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