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Apple Now Selling OS X Lion on $69 USB Stick

Back in July, Apple launched the newest version of its OS X operating system, Lion. The software debuted in Apple's Mac App Store and racked up a million downloads in the first couple of weeks of availability. However, downloading is not your only option; Apple announced that it also had plans to release the latest iteration of its OS on USB stick this month.

Well, today is the day. Apple is now officially selling a $69 flash drive containing OS X Lion. Yes, that's more than double the price of the regular digital version that launched last month. However, considering the drive is aimed at those who lack the bandwidth to snag the 4GB digital version (price: $29), the $70 USB stick may well be cheaper than the overage charges they'd incur for downloading that large file. 

If you've got slow internet or a cap on your bandwidth and can't afford to fork out $70 (or don't want to) for OS X Lion, you can always lug your computer down to the local Apple Store and use its internet for your digital download.

  • Archean
    As usual a bit overpriced, but the idea is worth exploring IMO.
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  • Well, coming from Jane, I can forgive this piece of news right here :).
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  • enzo matrix
    $69? Pretty kinky.
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  • gti88
    Hmmm. $40 for a piece of plastic that costs $7? I'm not shure it's a good deal.
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  • mcvf
    It is totally worthy, it has Steve Jobs signature on it.
    /sarcasm
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  • AndrewMD
    @gti88 - last time I checked companies are in business to make money. How about Apple sends the digital file to you and you go ahead the copy them to a USB stick and sell it back for $36.00. I am sure your time is not worth anything, I am sure your storage to store the products come for free and I am sure the electricity and shipping costs are all free for you too.

    And if you missed that last part, Apple will allow you to bring your computer to the store and download it from them for no additional cost.

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  • ms6zoom
    compared to any of the $100+ windows 7 installs i don't know how much we can really complain....
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  • chick0n
    ms6zoomcompared to any of the $100+ windows 7 installs i don't know how much we can really complain....
    except that Apple releases "UPDATES" every year while a MS OS will last at least 5+ years ... sometimes 10. Look at XP.

    or are you too stupid to understand this ?
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  • chick0n
    Another revolutionary magical product made with magic powder from Apple !
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  • aaron88_7
    ms6zoomcompared to any of the $100+ windows 7 installs i don't know how much we can really complain....Paid about $170 for Windows 7 ultimate, but saved a lot more not buying an overpriced pos at an apple store.
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