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April 4, 2011 3:14:27 AM

When the new Lion OS comes out do you think it can be purchased in the Apple Retailer stores or only online? thanks

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April 4, 2011 3:55:45 AM

No one knows expect apple.
April 5, 2011 1:35:21 AM

i suppose only apple would know, but you could try and ask someone in an apple store

i almost said why not use google but i wouldn't want you to get offended
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April 5, 2011 3:31:26 AM

I did Google it and nothing of significant information came up. Thanks
April 5, 2011 6:44:34 AM

I'd be surprised if it was sold only online. It would be such a big download that it would exceed many people's monthly data allowance. On the other hand, it is Apple so ....
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April 5, 2011 1:25:53 PM

Sure it would be available in store, don't see why not!
April 6, 2011 3:22:10 AM

Anonymous said:
Sure it would be available in store, don't see why not!
Hope you are right I can purchase in an Apple reseller store.I am curious what this would cost? thanks
April 6, 2011 4:34:28 AM

Going from how the old OS upgrade was priced, I would assume the usual $30 for an upgrade DVD. Considering that an OS install is fairly large and time consuming, I would imagine it to be for sale retail only. So far I don't think anyone has ever tried marketing an OS upgrade through online sales alone, it would just limit the customer base too much. As said earlier, regrettably there still exist internet providers that have rather tight data caps per month and an OS upgrade I would imagine to be in the 4-7gig range.

p.s. How do you like your new macbook? I remember you were unsure if you should return it and buy the refresh after the new model was released about 3 weeks after you bought yours.
April 7, 2011 3:09:56 AM

Thanks for asking me. I like it quite a bit.the new i5 processor is faster loading pages I notice now compare to the core 2 duo one I had. Also the weight seems to be a trifle lighter. Thirty dollars is really cheap to buy this DVD.Windows OS are much more expensive than this.Good response to me.Marv
April 7, 2011 6:46:05 AM

Thirty dollars is really cheap, but it's just a guess. Probably better to wait and see what the real price is before using it as part of an anti-Windows campaign. Leopard, as I recall, was about £90, whereas Windows 7 cost me £35.

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April 7, 2011 4:52:48 PM
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The new release of OS X will be available via all normal Apple outlets (on-line and brick and mortar). No reason to assume otherwise.
April 8, 2011 3:20:56 AM

COLGeek said:
The new release of OS X will be available via all normal Apple outlets (on-line and brick and mortar). No reason to assume otherwise.
Thank you hopefully you are correct.
April 8, 2011 1:28:29 PM

musical marv said:
Thank you hopefully you are correct.

You are welcome. I just can't imagine the next release not being available via all normal channels. We shall all see soon!
April 9, 2011 4:37:30 AM

COLGeek said:
You are welcome. I just can't imagine the next release not being available via all normal channels. We shall all see soon!
I am asking as I was approached by someone who wanted to sell me a clone disc of the new Lion OS for $30 which i said to him forget it.this to me was a shady deal for fast money.
April 9, 2011 4:26:41 PM

Good decision. Wait. Get it for real at about the same cost. There is no hurry. OS X is patched regularly.
April 10, 2011 1:40:34 AM

COLGeek said:
Good decision. Wait. Get it for real at about the same cost. There is no hurry. OS X is patched regularly.
That is what i am doing waiting.
April 14, 2011 3:19:51 AM

Best answer selected by musical marv.
June 8, 2011 11:02:20 AM

Well, we were all wrong. It will be download only. Tough luck on those with limited data allowances or limited speed connections, but when did Apple ever care what people might actually want?
June 8, 2011 2:04:58 PM

It's bizarre indeed. It goes with the apple theme though: we don't support blue ray because people will skip it entirely and rely on streaming media from the internet.

I still think it will be possible to just take your laptop to an iStore and let them download/install it if your internet is not fast enough, or you have limited bandwidth.
June 8, 2011 6:27:20 PM

That's fine if you have an Apple Store nearby. If not - well, that's the Apple way.

Of course it also means that it will be an upgrade from Snow Leopard only. Can you imagine the outcry if Microsoft had mandated that you buy Vista before you can buy Windows 7? But I'm sure the Apple crowd will somehow interpret this as a "good thing".
June 9, 2011 2:42:34 AM

Ijack said:
Well, we were all wrong. It will be download only. Tough luck on those with limited data allowances or limited speed connections, but when did Apple ever care what people might actually want?
That sucks as I do not have a credit card to download it from the App Store.How can I do this than? thanks marv
June 9, 2011 6:16:51 AM

I really don't know. I suspect that free downloads of the software will be easily available. Illegal, of course, but Apple are rather asking for it.
June 10, 2011 3:16:07 AM

Ijack said:
I really don't know. I suspect that free downloads of the software will be easily available. Illegal, of course, but Apple are rather asking for it.
Truthfully I like to do the honest way.I was raised like that.
June 10, 2011 10:20:05 PM

Just because Lion will be available via the app store does not mean it won't be on store shelves shortly after it is released. Nothing on Apple's site says one way or the other. I would suggest we all wait to pass judgement until we know for sure. It isn't available yet anyway.
June 11, 2011 6:33:29 AM

That's what was announced at the Keynote, only via the app store. But I agree that Apple are no strangers to backtracking on their over-restrictive announcements.
July 19, 2011 10:16:10 PM

musical marv said:
That sucks as I do not have a credit card to download it from the App Store.How can I do this than? thanks marv



Buy an App Store, or Itunes giftcard in a store :) 
July 22, 2011 1:44:18 PM

surely in the Apple Retailer stores,just my point.
January 30, 2012 11:28:05 AM

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