As the entire Mac community knows, the next release of the Mac OS is out tomorrow at 6.30pm US Eastern time. The Apple stores are closing for a couple of hours to prepare for it , and I have not met a single user who is going to give this upgrade the flick. There are so many new, must have features. I am really looking forward to the new finder, and time machine as well as new Mail. I can’t wait, and I know it will work first time.
The pricing is curious.
In the US the price is Single User $129 Family Pack $199
This translates into: £63 and £97 by my currency calculations
and $142AUD and $220AUD
Actual UK prices before VAT £85 and £129 a hike of over 30%
Actual Australian price before GST $158AUD and $249AUD a hike of only around 12%
The Australian price expressed in £s is: £70 and £110
The Australian cost is almost 20% cheaper than the UK cost and that is before VAT of 17.5% and GST of only 10%
Someone is being ripped off somewhere.
In LAX with a good internet connection and nothing better to do!