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Apple decided not to ignore those in rural areas completely, stealthily announcing that OS X Lion would be available via USB flash drives. Well they're here, and cost $69. The...
08-11-2011, 01:29 PM #1
Lion USB Sticks Have Arrived
Apple decided not to ignore those in rural areas completely, stealthily announcing that OS X Lion would be available via USB flash drives. Well they're here, and cost $69.
The Lion sticks resemble the recovery drives shipped with the new MacBook Airs, and contain a full install of OS X Lion. I can't really justify paying a $40 premium over the digital download of Lion, considering a USB drive of this sort (while all Appley) isn't worth $40. Heck, you can get 8GB flash drives for around $10 online.
The drives aren't available online right now, which kind of defeats the point of providing them. The people who need this aren't within a sane driving distance of an Apple Store. Apple in a previous press release promised they'd be available online eventually. Until then, I'm not sure who exactly these little sticks are for.
Source: 9to5Mac [via TUAW]
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 08-11-2011 at 01:36 PM.
08-11-2011, 01:40 PM #2
08-12-2011, 05:59 AM #3
Why a USB? I'm kinda of a noob.Nothing in life is easy.