Originally Posted by Slurpy
Good. Nice to see Apple is the only one that has the balls to push forward against physical media. Everyone else will follow-suit eventually...
My first inclination is to rudely question your intelligence, but I'll refrain. Sort of.
What is the benefit to you, or anyone else, of limiting options for other people? Why is this such a good thing that you actively want to block others from purchasing an Apple product in the manner in which they prefer? It's stupid comments like these that really piss me off.
Originally Posted by iDave
Pity the people still on dial-up.
Absolutely. As others have mentioned, if you live in a metropolitan area, you probably don't have a clue as to how many people are still limited to dial-up or perhaps low speed DSL.
Originally Posted by I am a Zither Zather Zuzz
They can simply take the bus to the nearest Apple Store and use WiFi. Problem solved. They can make a party out of it and go with all of their friends.
I'm pretty sure you're just being sarcastic, but if not, same as above. There are millions of people in this country, let alone other countries, where the nearest Apple store is not within a reasonable drive, especially just to upgrade your OS. At least with a thumb drive available they can have it shipped out.
But here's the biggie. How is someone who doesn't use plastic supposed to buy ML? Seriously. If I can't go to a local store and plunk down my $29 or $69 or whatever and walk out with my own copy of the OS that's not imprinted with some personal goddam "AppleID", then they've lost a sale. I'll pirate the damn thing. And I don't say that lightly, because I really, really
want to support companies like Apple that put out high quality products. I'm happy
to pay money for great products!
What about teens? They can't own a credit card. So now they can't upgrade their OS without a parent using their card and having the parent's personal information tied to their kid's computer?
Having the OPTION
to purchase, download and install an OS purely online is a great option. Yes, unlike Slurpy, I think having choices that are useful for people other than myself is a good idea. But limiting to only
online purchases is a terrible, terrible idea. I hope they get enough public flack to reconsider this policy.