Update: Apple To Charge $1.99 To Activate 802.11n

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Remember that post about Apple charging $5 for current Mac users to activate 802.11n on their machines? Turns out it's only $1.99, and it'll be available for purchase on Apple's website.

Apple said it is required under generally accepted accounting principles to charge customers for the software upgrade. "The nominal distribution fee for the 802.11n software is required in order for Apple to comply with generally accepted accounting principles for revenue recognition, which generally require that we charge for significant feature enhancements, such as 802.11n, when added to previously purchased products," Fox said in a statement.


If it really were just a nominal fee, why not charge $0.99? Or $0.01?

Apple wants two bucks for faster Wi-Fi [News.com]

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