OS X Lion: Release The Beast Within For Only $29.99
Apple announced today during the WWDC that OS X Lion will cost a mere $29.99 and be available in July. Score one for cheapskates everywhere.
Also, the new version of OS X will be available only by download through the new Mac App Store as a 4GB download. The download will be able to be installed on all of your authorized Macs. This upgrade is considerably cheaper than the usual OS X upgrades of $129. Also, with no discs being available, and the price point so incredibly low, what in the world are pirates going to do?
Apple has effectively made their software available through one location. There are no resellers. No physical copies. Slowly but surely the Mac universe will only be available when and were sir Jobs sees fit. Talk about vertical integration.