Report: Customer charged nearly $4,000 for OS X Lion

os-x-lion-on-macbook-airSo far, Apple’s latest operating system, OS X Lion, has been wildly successful. Apple sold a million copies in just the first day it was available. Today there is a report that might shed some light on the darker side of Lion’s success. One customer, John Christman, claims he was charged nearly $4,000 for his copy of Lion. Christman told that he was charged 121 times for the single copy and at $31.79 each that totals $3,878.40. While this does appear to be a one time deal, and not every customer has paid that amount, it is still a very alarming situation.

The charges were all paid through Christman’s PayPal account, and of course neither Apple or PayPal is claiming responsibility for the charges. Both companies claim that the other one is at fault, and have told Christman to contact the other company. Currently, Christman’s PayPal account is showing that the charges have been refunded, but the money is not yet back in his account.

Christman believes the error came as a result of his iTunes account. He had to make a clean install of the operating system, and thus had to reinstall all his apps. When he clicked “install all” he installed 116 apps, and had to attempt to install a couple of the more than once. Christman thinks that he was charged once for each app installed, even though the apps being installed were not OS X Lion.

No matter what happened, it is a bad situation for Christman, and his bank account which is still in the red. Lion might be a great operating system, but it isn’t worth $3,878.40.  It would have been a little more impressive if Apple sold 1 million copies of Lion if each one cost $3,878.40.


OPINION: Apple’s new iPhones show off its best tech, and also its greed

We’re just as enamored by the new iPhones as the next person, but with fast charging an extra cost and the removal of the headphone dongle it feels like Apple is gouging us on accessories.

Overheating problems may force Apple to extinguish the AirPower charger

At its September event last year, Apple unveiled the AirPower -- its new wireless charging mat that will allow you to charge multiple devices at one time. It has not yer been released. Here's everything we know about the device so far.

iPhone XS Max vs. iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone 7 Plus: The big guys clash

The iPhone XXSs Max may well be the best plus-sized phone Apple's ever made. But should you buy Apple's new and powerful iPhone, or the older (but still great) iPhone 8 Plus or Phone 7 Plus? We found out.

Apple Music vs. Spotify: Which service is the streaming king?

Apple Music is giving Spotify a run for its money, but which service is best for you? In our Apple Music vs. Spotify showdown, we compare and contrast all we know about the two streaming music services.

Memoji in iOS 12 lets you create an avatar that looks and moves just like you

Apple's Memoji feature on iOS 12 allows you to send a customize Animoji that looks exactly like you. In comparison to other apps that allow you to make your own custom avatar, Memoji doesn't overcomplicate it.

Here’s how to use Apple’s augmented reality Measure app in iOS 12

Included within iOS 12, the Measure app uses Apple's ARKit to measure objects and spaces in the real world with your camera. Using the app, you can measure a piece of furniture, the distance between points, and more.

How to downgrade your iPhone or iPad from iOS 12 to iOS 11.4

Apple's iOS 12 may be the latest and greatest version of the mobile operating system, but perhaps it's not right for you right now. If that is the case, thankfully there are some ways to go back to iOS 11.4.

Not sure about updating to iOS 12? Here are five reasons why you should

If you’re on the fence about whether to install iOS 12 or not, allow us to explain why the update is worthwhile. Here are five of our favorite features from Apple’s mobile platform.

Google Maps is available on Apple CarPlay with iOS 12

After months of betas, the final version of iOS 12 is here to download. The new OS comes along with tons of new capabilities from grouped notifications to Siri Shortcuts, here are all the features you'll find in iOS 12.

Find out how Apple's new iPhones measure up to the most bezel-less designs

As the smartphone industry marches toward a bezel-less future, we compare the shrinking bezels on the latest and greatest devices. Find out which manufacturers have the smallest bezels on their smartphone as we measure them side by side.

iOS 12's Siri Shortcuts help Apple close the digital assistant gap

Siri may be lagging behind the competition, but Apple is finally supercharging the digital assistant with Siri Shortcuts, which allows you to perform tasks quickly and easily. Here's how to use iOS 12's new Siri Shortcuts app.

Apple iPhone XS vs. Samsung Galaxy S9: 2018’s biggest flagships clash

The iPhone XS has been revealed, and it's one of the best phones of the year. But even though it's Apple's latest and greatest, it's up against a lot of competition. Is the iPhone XS better than the Samsung Galaxy S9?

The best weather apps for the iPhone

Don't rely solely on your local meteorologist to stay up to date on the weather. Take matters into your own hands with one of these weather apps, each of which brings something unique to the table.

Be an online phantom and web surf safely with Ghostery’s mobile browser

Keeping your private information to yourself has become progressively harder in the internet age. If you're worried about your personal information, check out the new version of the Ghostery browser for iOS and Android.