lion and ilife

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by daleycss, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. daleycss macrumors regular

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    How is it that an operating system can cost more than iLife? iLife is three apps, and Lion is a whole system. Yet iLife is 49 and Lion will be 29. Just thinking this because i still have ilife 09 and thinking about upgrading before lion....
     
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    The lower the price the more you sell. An OS being adopted by more people is more important to Apple than iLife being sold.
     
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    mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Why does it make you mad?
    Remember for the price of $30 you get a whole operating system. It is more complex than a suite of iLife apps.
     
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  6. daleycss thread starter macrumors regular

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    no. im mad that i gotta pay more for three updated apps than i will have to for the whole operating system. and just making sure, when updating to lion, i will still have ilife 09 right? please say yes or this whole thread will be utterly pointless.
     
  7. buckers macrumors 6502

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    Yup. you'd have to pay for iLife 11 on top of Lion if you wanted to upgrade iLife, too.
     
  8. asdf542, Jun 23, 2011
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    iLife '11 (the $49 disc version) includes five applications which are iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband, iDVD and iWeb.

    On the Mac App Store, you can buy iMovie, iPhoto and Garageband for $15 each ($45 total).

    Final Cut Pro costs $300, get over it. Certain software will cost more than the OS itself which in the case of Lion has set the bar pretty low to begin with.

    And yes, you will still have only iLife '09 after you upgrade to Lion.
     
  9. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    I've never heard of iwork being included in ilife.
     
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    you mean iWeb, not iWork
     
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    They're both still incredible deals though...remember that Windows 7 is $229: http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Ultimate-System-Builder-Version/dp/B002NGQLSY


    For less than half the price of an-in-some-key-ways- an inferior OS (but has it's +'s over OS X, but OS X overall, sans gaming, still takes the cake over Windows any day IMO, but yeah, both solid) ---- a superior OS and some of the most well developed/highest quality media production/handling apps out there for they're intended target audience and target in the market.


    So, really, given the incredible deal it already is, it's more like if to get both cost $200 flat, IT WOULD STILL be a deal.

    I see no reason to complain, at all, but that's just me. ;)
     
  13. talmy macrumors 601

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    I find things exceptionally annoying when you pay far more for professional applications than you pay for the hardware they run on. I've used software suites that cost more than $50,000 per year per seat. Makes the cost of even high-end computers hardly relevant!

    But if it saved the company more than $50,000 a year over some alternative then it was worth it.

    Comparing the cost of Lion to iLife is like comparing apples to oranges.
     
  14. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    $120 - http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_cp_sw_3

    no one buys ultimate, the only people I ever talk to on Windows 7 Ultimate, all pirated the damn thing, and they don't even use Bitlocker or any of the features exclusive to Ultimate, even though they're all system builders and heavy power users.

    And comparing OS X and Windows is all the same arguments as comparing [INSERt POSIX OS HERE] to Windows, which is quite similar to Apples and Oranges.

    Sorry to kinda aid in the Hijacking of the thread, but it must be known! I only support 100% homegrown legitimate OS bashing :p
     

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