Today morning, Apple announced Mac OS X Lion, new Sandy Bridge powered MacBook Air, new Mac mini, and Thunderbolt Display. Apple also announced the End of Life (EOL) status for several of its boxed software titles today. Apple made the announcement of this immediate change via a "U.S. Field and Channel Sales" email sent to resellers, Apple consultant Network, and others.
Per the announcement as of 7/20/11 Apple will be discontinuing boxed versions for the following software at Apple retail and Authorized reseller stores:
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server
- Apple Remote Desktop
- GarageBand Jam Packs
- Mac Box Set
- Retail boxed versions of Logic Express and Logic Studio will still be available in-stores
The aforementioned software titles will only be available from the Apple online store. The only exclusions are "GarageBand Jam Packs" and "Mac Box Set," which will no longer be available through any channels. This is certainly another move by Apple to decrease the Mac user's dependence on physical media.