When Apple announced the latest revision of Mac OS – Mavericks – at WWDC this year, they gave us quite a peek at the new features we’ll be seeing this fall – but there was no word on what it might cost.
Recent OS X upgrades have been fairly reasonable, with Lion coming in at $29.99 and Mountain Lion costing just $19.99. The Leopard Family was priced differently, but Snow Leopard ushered in the era of cheap OS X upgrades at $29.99. It appears that Apple may be going with $29.99 for bigger releases, and $19.99 for supplemental upgrades. Snow Leopard was such a huge upgrade from Leopard – greatly improving speeds and reducing memory usage – which is probably why it cost more than Mountain Lion.
Mavericks is going to be another large overhaul to Mac OS, and can reasonably be expected to cost $29.99 when it launches this fall.
Want to read more about Mavericks? Check out our post-WWDC round-up for all of the details.