Earlier this month Apple announced the launch and released their new OS X Mavericks operating system which they have been developing for some time, together with their new MacBook Pro hardware and iPhone 5S and 5C.
The news of the launch of the highly anticipated OS X Mavericks was also accompanied by the news that Apple will be offering the new operating system to users for free. Together with free upgrades of both their iWorks and iLife software suites.
Now today during Apple’s earnings call Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer confirmed that all future releases of OS X would also be free. making the news even more painful the likes of Microsoft you are still charging user to upgrade to their latest Windows 8.1 operating system if they haven’t already purchase Windows 8.
The announcement by Oppenheimer also stated that updates to iWorks and iLife would also remain free and new copies of the software would be available for free for anyone that purchased a Mac system or iOS hardware.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook explained that the primary reason behind Apple changing their prices and making their new and future OS X software and iWork free was to “make it a part of what it meant to own a Mac and what it meant to own an iOS device… Some other folks charge $199 for each of these — the OS and the productivity apps. We wanted to make it a part of the experience.”
For more information on the new OS X Mavericks operating system jump over to the Apple website for details.
Source: Tech CrunchFiled Under: Apple, Top News