“Further emphasizing the Mac App Store as the preferred place to get new software for Mac OS X, Apple on Wednesday discontinued a slew of boxed software products,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.
“Virtually all of Apple’s retail software was declared “end of life” on Wednesday in a notification sent to resellers,” Marsal reports. “Products that will no longer be available in a boxed form include ‘iWork ’09, Aperture 3, iLife ’11, Apple Remote Desktop, and various Jam Packs for GarageBand.”
Marsal reports, “Earlier this year, it was revealed that the launch of the Mac App Store had hastened Apple’s plans to cease the sale of boxed software in the company’s retail stores. It was said that boxed software takes up a large amount of shelf space in the company’s retail stores, and software is less profitable than devices like the iPhone or iPad.”
Marsal reports, “Apple also moved this year to drastically reduce the number of games made available at its stores, whittling the number down from 32 to 8. Customers are instead advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.”
The full article, with the complete list of applications declared “end of life” by Apple, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]