Apple Inc. sent a letter to its U.S. channel and retail network Wednesday with a notification that nine different software titles would no longer be available as boxed software at retail stores. Apple said that the software will only be available as boxed titles through Apple’s own online store, while some are also available on the Mac App Store as downloads. Two have been marked End Of Life (EOL) in all channels.
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server
- Apple Remote Desktop
- GarageBand Jam Packs
- Mac Box Set
Of those, three of iLife’s component apps, iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand, are on the MAS, as are Pages, Keynote, and Numbers from iWork. Aperture and Apple Remote Desktop are also available through the MAS.
The GarageBand Jam Packs and the Mac Box Set have been marked EOL for all channels.
That leaves the two versions of Snow Leopard and Xsan as products that will only be available through the online Apple Store.
Apple also stipulated that retail box versions of Logic Express and Logic Studio will continue to be available in all channels.