Apple WWDC 2014: OS X Yosemite will be free


In a bombshell of an announcement during the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote speech on Monday, Apple has revealed that OS X Yosemite will be released this fall to users everywhere at absolutely no cost.

That’s right, users on OS X will be able to upgrade to the new features for OS X Yosemite for free.

This marks one of the largest free launches in company history, and is unprecedented to see from Apple. Apple also announced that developers will get access to a beta version of the operating system this summer before the public gets it. It will also be free for developers.

A select number of non-developers will also have access to the beta of OS X Yosemite, a first in Apple history.

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Mike’s Musings: Offering an upgraded operating system for free is one of the coolest things I’ve seen. It’ll definitely go a long way towards getting consumers to jump ship from Windows to a Mac. That being said, I still wonder if there may be a catch to it all. I guess we’ll find out soon enough, won’t we?