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Rafagon

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Have you seen the iOS 7 icons yet?
I've seen them in passing. But, like a good movie, I don't - really- want to see them. They are spoilers. I will wait patiently. Just like I'm going to do with Mavericks. Apple is too much a part of my blood. I will wait to the day and date.
 

Rafagon

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It appears I provided the keys to the Thread Title editing. Incorrectly, I might add. Order has been restored.
Awww shucks... :(

It was cool for a while to be able to edit my own thread titles and not have to bug a Moderator. I thought it was an intentional forum behavior perhaps based on rank that you had decided to give to any users with rank >= "Genius".
 

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OS X Mavericks has been released, and it be available for the low, low price of... free.

According to this article, Apple sold 28 million copies of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8, as of the date the article was published, June 10th, 2013.

Some quick math tells us that 28,000,000 * $19.99 = $559,720,000.

Even if Apple had lowered the price of its OS X Mavericks 10.9 operating system to $9.99, and let's assume, for a second, that they are going to tell MORE copies of Mavericks, not fewer (let's go with a conservative figure of 30 million copies), that means that Apple could have made $299,700,000 selling their new OS X Mavericks 10.9 for just $9.99.

Yet, Apple chose to relinquish this sum of money.

Sure, you might say that $300M is not a big deal for Apple, but $300M in Apple's pocket is better than not having those $300M. Don't forget that $300M is one-third of a billion dollars.

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro retails for $199.99 (though you can save a whopping $10 by buying it from Amazon).

Why doesn't Mirosoft at least cut the price of their Windows OS by $100? Are they THAT greedy? Or are that THAT worried that they aren't doing that well?
 
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liberated

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OS X Mavericks has been released, and it be available for the low, low price of... free.

According to this article, Apple sold 28 million copies of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8, as of the date the article was published, June 10th, 2013.

Some quick math tells us that 28,000,000 * $19.99 = $559,720,000.

Even if Apple had lowered the price of its OS X Mavericks 10.9 operating system to $9.99, and let's assume, for a second, that they are going to tell MORE copies of Mavericks, not fewer (let's go with a conservative figure of 30 million copies), that means that Apple could have made $299,700,000 selling their new OS X Mavericks 10.9 for just $9.99.

Yet, Apple chose to relinquish this sum of money.

Sure, you might say that $300M is not a big deal for Apple, but $300M in Apple's pocket is better than not having those $300M. Don't forget that $300M is one-third of a billion dollars.

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro retails for $199.99 (though you can save a whopping $10 by buying it from Amazon).

Why doesn't Mirosoft at least cut the price of their Windows OS by $100? Are they THAT greedy? Or are that THAT worried that they aren't doing that well?
You are correct Rafagon, Microsoft may not be in a position to throw money away like that. Although it seems like Apple is loosing money in the short term, they may be winning in the long term.
 

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Apple wants as many people as possible running the latest version of OS X. They can give it away for free since they make quite a bit from software purchases and upgrades such as iLife and iWorks. Most people don't have a new computer and qualify for the free software downloads.