Apple Puts Old Version of Final Cut Pro Back On Sale
Apple has relented in the face of a customer backlash against its recently released, radically redesigned flagship video editing software, Final Cut Pro X.
However, despite this move by Apple being made, if you take the announcement at face value, the company obviously doing so with great reluctance - as evidenced by...
...the small print; the "old" version is only made available to customers who actually telephone the company itself directly.
ailable for purchase, following several months of customer backlash against the radically redesigned Final Cut Pro X.
When Final Cut Pro X was released in June, Apple touted the release as “the biggest advance in Pro video editing since the original Final Cut Pro.” Video professionals disagreed.
After receiving negative reviews from customers, Apple promised to frequently update Final Cut Pro X in order to bring its features up to par with previous versions of the venerable editing software. Apple’s competitors in the space, including Avid and Adobe, used the opportunity to offer Final Cut Pro customers cheaper migration paths to their software.
Since July, we’ve been hearing that existing Final Cut Studio customers could purchase additional licenses to the old program by calling Apple directly. MacRumors confirms that any customer can now obtain the legacy version of the video editor by calling Apple.
Users will need to call Apple directly at 800-MY-APPLE and ask for Final Cut Studio, part number MB642Z/A. The product is not available in Apple Retail stores or at Apple.com.
**tough luck if you're not based in the U.S. it seems
source: Mashable, et al.