updated 12:25 pm EST, Wed February 1, 2006
Apple crossgrade orders
Apple is now accepting orders for crossgrades, allowing users to get the latest versions of Final Cut Studio, Logic Pro, and Logic Express. The Universal applications are designed to run natively on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macintosh systems. Users can upgrade from Logic Express 7 or 7.1 to Logic Express 7.2 for $30; from Logic Pro 7 or 7.1 to Logic Pro 7.2 for $50, or from Final Cut Studio to the Universal Final Cut Studio for $50. Apple notes, however, that not all of its Pro applications have been ported to the Intel Macs. "Shake and Final Cut Express are not currently eligible for this crossgrade program. Universal versions of these applications will be announced at a later date." Logic Express 7.2 and Logic Pro 7.2 will begin shipping some time this month, while the Universal Final Cut Studio is slated for shipment in March. Aperture's update will be available for free through the Software Update preference pane, according to other reports.