Mac App Store Updates Specify Install Limits

In our recent exploration into the pricing strategy for Apple’s Remote Desktop, a significant price discrepancy was noted: $79.99 on the Mac App Store compared to $299.99 for up to 10 seats through Apple’s website. This led to a discussion among the TUAW team regarding the installation permissions for the software.

Upon reviewing the licensing terms on the Mac App Store for Apple Remote Desktop, it’s clear that the application can be installed on any Macs that you own or manage, as per the Mac App Store Product Usage Rules.

Although these rules are not prominently displayed on Apple’s legal site, they are accessible during your initial purchase on the Mac App Store. The rules state, “You may download and use an application from the Mac App Store for personal, non-commercial use on any Apple-branded products running Mac OS X that you own or control.”

This means that your new download of Remote Desktop can be used across all your personal Mac devices.

While it’s unlikely that a typical user has multiple Macs, this still presents a more economical option than the $299.99 price tag for limited use. The same pricing strategy applies to Aperture, available for $79.99 on the Mac App Store versus $199.99 through the website.

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