When Tiger shipped, College students only had to pay $69 for it. That won’t be the case when Leopard ships at the end of next week. Leopard will be setting them back $116, only $13 less than the retail price.
Well, I can only speculate, but I would imagine that Apple sells A LOT of copies of Mac OSX through student outlets, and they decided to stop giving it away. Will some college students complain? I’m sure they will. If I was a college student I might…BUT…I’m not.
from the Crunch Gear article:
I seem to remember Tiger only costing $69 for college kids, kids who are notorious for spending the pennies they earn working at the campus library on beer and beer-related activities. As a student, I’d like to know what caused the price to shoot up by nearly 60 percent?
Anybody else think he answered his own question? Apple wants your beer money.