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Snow Leopard to be released in September for $29.00

6:22 pm on Jun 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Today, Apple announced today a ship date and upgrade pricing for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. 10.6 will debut this September as an upgrade for Mac OS X Leopard users for just $29.

In addition to the $29 single user upgrade, a family pack upgrade will cost $49. Tiger users will pay $169 for a 10.6/iLife box set or $229 for a family pack.

More at the Unofficial Apple Weblog [tuaw.com]

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"Mac OS X Snow Leopard requires an Intel-based Mac." So they're definitively moving beyond the Power PC. I guess it had to happen once - just sorry that I won't be able to use new software for my old Powerbook G4.
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An odd way to get details, but start at the bottom of this blog at the NYT and read up. Lots of news from Apple today, none of it a huge shock, but very interesting:

Some laptop highlights:

updating Macbook Air with a faster processor and another $300 price cut for the basic configuration.

the 13-inch MacBook is getting a two-hour battery boost, a new, more vivid screen and an SD card slot. It will be enabled for memory expansion and get a Firewire jack. New price: $1,199. A version with a faster processor at double the memory is $1,499.

updating its 17-inch Macbook. That is also getting a $300 price cut. shipping today.

Apple’s new Macbook Pro has memory-expansion capabilities. The price: $1,699, $300 less than the last version. Also an SD card slot.

a new 15-inch version of the Macbook Pro.

Up to 7 hours of battery life — a 40 percent increase from the last version, thanks to the new lithium ion batteries. The new batteries are sealed into the laptops. Apple is saying the power units can be recharged up to 1,000 times — as much as three times as other batteries.