Download caps and 10.7? will apple back off from download only?

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in macOS edited January 2014
Download caps and 10.7? will apple back off from download only?



AT&T plans download caps so will apple have a plan so that you can buy it on a DVD or usb key?



a way for 5 pack uses to only have to down load it 1 time?

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,349member
    I foresee an "Open Letter to ISPs" on Apple's site if more of them even think about trying this nonsense.



    Don't worry about it. Apple will win because they'll take the side of the consumer.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    parttimerparttimer Posts: 250member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Apple will win because they'll take the side of the consumer.



    That would be a new one. Apple is known for forcing their proprietary standards on their users. This is one thing Steve learned from Bill. Like AAC for audio through iTunes. So if history is anything to go by, they'll force this software download thing as well. Starting from the launch of OSX.7 Lion.



    And Apple products selling stores will have even less to do with software (and with getting to know how it works, and helping customers), and inch ever further towards becoming mere box selling warehouses where it is enough for sales personel if they can read and operate the register. Thus lower personnel cost. And a far greater pool of available 'sales staff' in the market.

    The beneficiary of all that is Apple, not the user.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    areseearesee Posts: 776member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Parttimer View Post


    That would be a new one. Apple is known for forcing their proprietary standards on their users. This is one thing Steve learned from Bill. Like AAC for audio through iTunes. So if history is anything to go by, they'll force this software download thing as well. Starting from the launch of OSX.7 Lion.



    From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Audio_Coding

    Quote:

    AAC was developed with the cooperation and contributions of companies including AT&T Bell Laboratories, Fraunhofer IIS, Dolby Laboratories, Sony Corporation and Nokia. It was officially declared an international standard by the Moving Picture Experts Group in April 1997. It is specified both as Part 7 of the MPEG-2 standard, and Subpart 4 in Part 3 of the MPEG-4 standard.



  • Reply 4 of 5
    joebjoeb Posts: 29member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Parttimer View Post


    That would be a new one. Apple is known for forcing their proprietary standards on their users. This is one thing Steve learned from Bill. Like AAC for audio through iTunes. So if history is anything to go by, they'll force this software download thing as well. Starting from the launch of OSX.7 Lion.



    And Apple products selling stores will have even less to do with software (and with getting to know how it works, and helping customers), and inch ever further towards becoming mere box selling warehouses where it is enough for sales personel if they can read and operate the register. Thus lower personnel cost. And a far greater pool of available 'sales staff' in the market.

    The beneficiary of all that is Apple, not the user.



    what about restore? what about install on a system with a blank HDD?
  • Reply 5 of 5
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,349member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Parttimer View Post


    That would be a new one. Apple is known for forcing their proprietary standards on their users.



    Oh, USB. SO proprietary. And can you believe that Thunderbolt? Incredibly locked down.







    Quote:

    And Apple products selling stores will have even less to do with software (and with getting to know how it works, and helping customers), and inch ever further towards becoming mere box selling warehouses where it is enough for sales personel if they can read and operate the register.



    Except that's the opposite direction in which Apple Stores are moving.



    I fail to see how either of your statements have anything to do with the topic at hand, much less how they rebut what I said.
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