In July, after the release of MAC OS X Lion, Apple issued an E.O.L (End Of Life) notice for several boxed software which won’t be available via the Apple Retail Store any more. The boxed software were to end on 27/7/11, but it seems that some of the educational resellers missed the notice which was posted by Apple or ignored the warning by Apple.

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Today Apple sent an E-Mail to some of the major Academic Customers regarding the Boxed Software.

Apple confirmed today that, with limited exception, they will cease to ship boxed software to campus resellers. This includes Mac OS X Snow Leopard , iLife, iWork, Apple Remote Desktop, and Aperture, among others.

We have a limited supply of copies of each in stock in the store, so consider this a “last call” for anyone who would like a hard copy before they are gone. Particularly anyone who would like to get Snow Leopard, as we just received our final shipment of that version of the OS.

The only products that will remain as boxed software offerings are Logic Express and Logic Studio.

For information on Apple Volume Purchasing Program for software, we’ve posted a page on our website that describes how departmetnal users can take advantage of purchasing volume licensing.

The softwares which will be discontinued are:

  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server
  • iLife
  • iWork
  • Aperture
  • Apple Remote Desktop
  • Xsan
  • GarageBand Jam Packs
  • Mac Box Set

via(cultofmac)