Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2007 20:28 UTC, submitted by SK8T
Mac OS X Apple has revealed Leopard's releast date to be 26th October, confirming earlier rumours. "Packed with more than 300 new features, Mac OS X Leopard goes on sale Friday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m. at Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, Apple announced today. And, beginning today, customers can place pre-orders on Apple's online store."
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education pricing
by oma2la on Tue 16th Oct 2007 21:43 UTC
oma2la
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2005-07-05

In the past the educational pricing for OS X has been around $69 dollars in the US. I've just noticed that for Leopard it's $116 - a whole $13 discount from the normal price. Oh well.

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RE: education pricing
by Kroc on Tue 16th Oct 2007 21:55 in reply to "education pricing"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Well, the dollar has changed in value since initial Mac OS X pricing in 2001, a lot. Mac OS X has been getting cheaper year on year. I suppose they have decided to make up for this by raising education prices instead of retail prices.

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RE: education pricing
by tyrione on Wed 17th Oct 2007 01:45 in reply to "education pricing"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Update: From MacRumors

Education institution pricing is still $69, including for Leopard. Institutional pricing is what departmental components of universities pay for the product.

Universities can still choose to resell Leopard in their own stores for $69, since that is the institutional price. For example, Leopard will still be sold to indivuduals, including faculty, staff, and students, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for $69.

The $116 is for individual home/office use who have a valid university id. You could be taking one class for your university and work full-time and want this for home use. You pay it for $116. Or, you go to your institute and request they get Institutional level pricing and it's up to them if they want to make the resale value $69.

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