For students, Apple’s Mac OS X Leopard “will still be available for a deeper discount at school bookstores (usually around $69),” Scott McNulty reports for TUAW.
But, not online at the Apple Store, where the price will be US$116.
“The most obvious reason for this move is that Apple has no real way of knowing if you are, in fact, associated with an educational institution when you order online,” McNulty reports. “Most school bookstores require you to produce a school ID in order to make purchases of academically priced software, so Apple can be assured that you are, in fact, a poor student and not just cheap.”
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MacDailyNews Take: First DRM-free iTunes Plus songs drop to 99-cents, then we find out that the iPhone will get its SDK, and now this! What’s next, matte screen options for iMacs? Final Cut Express renamed iMovie ’08 and sold for US$15.80? Steve Jobs putting five Golden Tickets hidden in iPod packages promising entry to One Infinite Loop’s secret subterranean labs? Even without those last three things, the Apple whiners and complainers are having one helluva bad week.