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Apple's Mac Box Set bundles Leopard, iLife, iWork

updated 02:55 pm EST, Tue January 6, 2009

Apple's Mac Box Set debuts

Without any mention of next-generation Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system, Apple's Phil Schiller on Tuesday morning quietly introduced a new bundle box set: the Mac Box Set, which includes the current generation OS, Mac OS X Leopard, as well as the new iLife '09 and iWork '09 updates--each of which are available separately for $129 (Leopard), $79 (iLife '09), and $79 (iWork '09). The latter require the former, thus making it more economical for those who have not

upgraded to Leopard to buy and use the newly introduced operating system. The collection, which will be available for $169 or $229 for a family pack, is expected to ship at the end of month, when iLife '09 will become available. iWork '09 is available today (24-hr shipping from the Apple Store) and along with a beta of iWork.com, Apple's online sharing and collaboration tool for iWork documents.




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  1. TheSnarkmeister

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Hmmmm...

    I wonder just how many of these they are going to sell before the boxed set includes Snow Leopard (which we didn't even get a sneak peak of!!!)?* I suspect these are going to just be dust collectors until Apple provides a Snowy upgrade guarantee.

    * Is anyone else worried about the conspicuous absence of the big white cat?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    RE: Hmmmm

    Why is Snow Leopard a requirement? This, to me, indicates that there's a lot of people who haven't upgraded to Leopard, and apple is trying to entice more people to do so.

    And this deal will be great for those building their own Hackintosh/EFX-i/Psystar system. Now getting all the extra software is really cheap!

    And does this mean that Leopard is only worth $9 to Apple at this point in time? I guess they want to sell those CDs before Snow Leopard is released after all...

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Oh

    And why would you expect to see demos of Snow Leopard? Since it is mostly under the hood stuff, all they really could show was "Hey, look at how much faster iWork launches!" and "Check out this video encode!". Not that enthralling.

    Then again, maybe you did see Snow Leopard. Who's to say Phil's computer wasn't running that?

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -9

    Y A W N !!!

    Phil spends an HOUR talking about iLife to fill in the time since there was really NOTHING groundbreaking to report. New 17" MBP? Big deal, that was a no-brainer.

    NO new iMacs, NO NEW Mac Mini (that is a complete insult), no new displays.

    Yet ANOTHER u n d e r w h e l m i n g MacWorld. Instead of going out with a BANG for their last MacWorld, they go out with a WHIMPER.

    At least it was funny to see the MacRumors liveblog get HACKED by Windows folks. That was the ONLY highlight of the keynote.

  1. Bobfozz

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Mac OS

    Not everyone has the hardware to run 10.6 when it comes out. What I see here is the usual "what's in it for me?" attitude. Why does everything have to be groundbreaking? Some peopled get torqued off because the keynote does not represent what they want? And why did they believe those rumors in the first place?

  1. malax

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Works for me

    I've been holding off upgrading all my Macs to Leapard (not counting my MBA that came with it), so this is a good deal for me. I'll probably even suck it up and order the family pack since Apple is selling it on the honor system (no copy protection preventing you from installing the regular version on a house full of Macs).

    Also, as someone else pointed out, remember last year: for a couple of Tuesdays after the keynote Apple announced other goodies. I expect the Mac mini will get that treatment next week or the week after. If they weren't going to update it they would have at least lowered the price.

  1. Super Glitcher

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    man

    the iLife and iWork logos look like c***.. this does not bode well

  1. umijin

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    Unimpressive

    This bundle makes no sense to me. If you haven't upgraded to Leopard, it's likely because your system is old and doesn't run it well or because you don't need Leopard's features. Making the 09 iApps a carrot on a stick probably isn't an effective enticer.

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