AppleInsider sources. may offer some iCloud services free for users who make the upgrade to , according to
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The site notes that the price tag will likely still remain for those who stay on Snow Leopard or for Windows users. It’s also believed that music streaming will not be free due to high licensing costs. However, Apple may offer an introductory price or free trial to entice users to try the service.
A separate source predicts that Apple may aggressively discount Mac OS X Lion. This approach was employed with great success for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. At only $29, Snow Leopard doubled the previous record-setting launch of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
Finally, Apple is also said to be working on a ‘Mentor’ tool that would come with Lion to help people set up their new system, including external devices like printers and routers. It’s unclear if the tool will make the cut for release.