Should Apple offer a software subscription service?
January 27, 2004 11:41AM
edited January 2014
I'd be glad to pay a subcription fee if that results in software updates such as new OS releases, iLife updates etc. being made available either via download or by sending out CDs automatically.
What's you take?
Reply 1 of 5
January 27, 2004 5:57PM
I'm pretty sure ADC does essentially that. I know that they send new OS releases to you, but I can't remember if they give you other software or not.
Reply 2 of 5
January 27, 2004 11:31PM
They already do. New version of OS X once a year. DotMac once a year. And now iLife.
Not that I mind. I like new mac stuff....
Would I pay to lease software. NO.
If I pay for it, it is mine.
Reply 3 of 5
January 30, 2004 12:21AM
I wouldn't mind seeing a yearly bundle in 2 flavors
Retail Price $129
Retail price $99
Retail Price $59
for $249/year a $40 savings over buying them individually.
OS X Family Pack
Retail Price $199
.Mac 2 users
Retail price $169
iLife Family Pack
Retail Price $99
For $399 a $70 savings over buying them individually.
Now I think some people would go for that package (esp a Family Pack .Mac for like $170/year)
Reply 4 of 5
January 30, 2004 12:37AM
The problem is that they must *GUARANTEE* that they will release the software once a year, or however often. This just ends up rushing projects and that's not how dev. should run. There must be deadlines, but yearly might not be the best for all projects.
Reply 5 of 5
January 30, 2004 4:49AM
Bad idea. I can barely tolerate .mac as it is.