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.