The Price is Right: OS X Mavericks Edition

How much will OS X Mavericks cost?


  • Total voters
    622

Yamcha

macrumors 68000
Mar 6, 2008
1,804
134
I'd say It should be free. I've not really noticed any significant features worth upgrading..

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Like most polls, silly. The price will be what it will be and probably less than the $140 for Windows 8.1.
Actually Windows 8.1 is a completely free upgrade from Windows 8. Exactly why I believe OSX Mavericks should also be free If you have Mountain Lion..
 

Krazy Bill

macrumors 68030
Dec 21, 2011
2,985
3
I'd say It should be free. I've not really noticed any significant features worth upgrading..
Snow Leopard actually touted "0" new features and it cost $29 which people gladly paid. In some enterprise/vertical markets companies pay regular maintenance fees just to keep development going. I think OSX upgrades are worth something. If anything, just to keep the Cupertino coffee station stocked as the coders burn the midnight oil.
 

Bear

macrumors G3
Jul 23, 2002
8,089
4
Sol III - Terra
I'd say It should be free. I've not really noticed any significant features worth upgrading..
The under the hood improvements alone arfe well worth the $20 it will probably be.

Actually Windows 8.1 is a completely free upgrade from Windows 8. Exactly why I believe OSX Mavericks should also be free If you have Mountain Lion..
One of the differences is that Windows 8 cost $100 or more. Do you want to go back to paying over $100 for OS X upgrades every two or three years instead of $20 every year?
 

cedwhatev

macrumors 6502
Oct 22, 2011
300
24
Canada
I have no problem paying 20.00 for it... if the rumoured better battery life comes into play, then it's a steal.
 

Snookerman

macrumors 6502
Jul 6, 2008
391
9
I would be willing to pay up to $20 but I have a feeling they will go the iOS route and offer it for free. I dont think the ~$560 million they would gain from charging $20 for it matters so much for Apple. It's probably better for them to offer it for free and have more people upgrade or buy a mac.
Called it.