Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jun 2009 18:02 UTC
Apple At the WWDC today, Apple has lifted the veil on a number of features of its upcoming operating system, Snow Leopard. Most of the work on Snow Leopard has gone into under-the-hood technologies and optimisations, but there are also a number of interface tweaks. The company also updated some of its laptops, while also lowering their prices. We got all the news from MacRumorsLive.com.
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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

According to http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2009/06/snow-leopard-hitting-shel..... the full retail version's price is now down to $29.


Incorrect. This is NOT the full retail version. Apple SPECIFICALLY mentioned that this is the price for OWNERS of Leopard.

The retail price will most likely be the usual 129 USD.

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thebluesgnr Member since:
2005-11-14

My copy of Leopard does the same. I bought a MacBook with Tiger the month Leopard came out, so Apple sold me a copy of Leopard for $20 that requires Tiger to be installed to work. This was a pain recently when my HD died and I had to install Tiger just to be able to install Leopard.

I'm sure Snow Leopard will work in a similar way.

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

ArsTechnica is usually better informed than OSNews (no suprise, actual journalists work there). So when Ars reports that the retail version will be priced $29 and the "upgrade" label is just marketing to lure people into buying the Mac Box Set (Mac OS X + iWork + iLife), I tend to believe that.

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

"For those looking to upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS X and iLife at the same time, the Mac Box Set with Snow Leopard, iLife '09, and iWork '09 will cost $169, with a Family Pack priced at $229.

Apple is packaging Snow Leopard as an "upgrade" for Leopard users, which explains the $29 price (previous versions of Mac OS X have retailed for $129)."

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Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

Haven't all Intel macs had leopard?

Wasn't that the point (leopard changing spots?)

As such the previous poster was (is) correct thats its the full retail price.

There is only a $29 upgrade version for all people buying Snow leopard
as PPC users are not supported anyway

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

First Intel Macs were in January 2006, Tiger was released April 2005 and Leopard in October 2007.

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tumblingtwister Member since:
2009-06-08

Haven't all Intel macs had leopard?

Wasn't that the point (leopard changing spots?)

As such the previous poster was (is) correct thats its the full retail price.

There is only a $29 upgrade version for all people buying Snow leopard
as PPC users are not supported anyway


No, I have a Macbook that's still running Tiger.

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camouflageX Member since:
2008-03-07

Umm... no. The Intel Macs came some time before Leopard.

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