Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Volume Licensing Info for Education & Business Customers

Jun 17, 2011 - 6 Comments

Mac OS X Lion Volume License Apple has provided Mac OS X 10.7 Lion volume licensing information for education and business customers looking to upgrade to the newest version of the Mac operating system. The pricing and licensing information differs from the generous personal licenses, and is only relevant to those who require group licenses.

Business Licensing

Once Lion is released, business customers will be able to purchase Lion and Lion Server directly from Apple by calling 1-800-854-3680 or by purchasing through the Business Store on

  • Volume licensing contracts are $29.99 per license, with a minimum purchase of 20 licenses
  • Maintenance contracts that include the next version of OS X after Lion are $49.99, also with a minimum purchase of 20 licenses

Education Licensing

Schools and education customers will have the option to either buy Lion online through the Education Store, or to contact their Apple Education Account Representative directly. An addition bonus for education customers is that Lion comes as part of a software collection, which includes Mac OS X Lion, iLife, and iWork.

  • Lion volume licenses start at $39 per license, with a minimum of 25 licenses

Anyone who currently holds a volume license will apparently receive one redemption code for each contract, which can then be used to download Lion from the Mac App Store. That copy of Lion can then be used to install Lion on other Macs throughout the volume licensing. There is no specific mention of DVD’s, but anyone can make a Lion install DVD rather easily.

Update: Here is the information repeated directly from Apple’s “OS X Lion for Business and Education” document:

Lion Volume License Info 1

Lion Volume License Info 2

The images of the PDF come via 9to5mac.

This information comes from TUAW who references an “Apple Sales Web document” that they didn’t link to, so unfortunately we can’t point you to the information directly on yet.


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Posted by: Matt Chan in Mac OS, News


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  1. Jorge says:

    Does anyone know if you need snow leopard server to get lion server ? thanx in advanced

  2. ryan says:

    What’s the point that have Business volume license the same price as retail price? Better support?

    • Peter says:

      Yes, business customers get a special number and Apple Rep they can call, and a licensing deal usually works out to other favors as well. Plus, the up-to-date license gets you a free upgrade to the next OS X, so you save money by pre-purchasing like this.

    • Somaone says:

      Not having to log my Apple ID into each one of my users’ machines to install is the key for me.

  3. xf says:

    FYI: nobody with a volume license needs a DVD installer, everyone uses NetInstall & NetBoot.

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