Today I am happy to share with you some updates on Adobe Upgrade Policy for coming Creative Suite 6.
I have written a post about the Upgrade Policy a while ago – you can find it here:
However, I have just found out a lot of new information. Here’s what I have found out.
Here’s something exciting that Adobe says:
We’re very excited about the upcoming release of Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 software and Adobe Creative Cloud™. CS6 will be a major new release of our creative desktop tools, with huge improvements for every type of creative professional.
Adobe Creative Cloud will be our most comprehensive creative solution ever, giving members access to all of the CS6 desktop software plus additional services, new tools, Adobe Touch Apps, and rich community features.
In addition, Creative Cloud members will receive continuous upgrades and updates to all products and services as part of their membership.
Sounds very interesting. As to prices, it looks like the paying plans will be around $50 a month and it will include Creative Cloud:
Now, let’s get to the conditions for upgrading with so many users being told that they would need to be CS5/CS5.5 users to upgrade to CS6…
Here’s what Adobe has to say about that:
Adobe’s new Creative Suite upgrade policy, which goes into effect in the first half of 2012 when Adobe Creative Cloud™ and Creative Suite 6 are released, will require customers to be on the most current version of Creative Suite in order to qualify for upgrade pricing when new versions are released. This means that customers need to be on CS5 or CS5.5 in order to receive upgrade pricing when CS6 is released.
With these great new releases coming in the first half of 2012, we want to make sure our customers have plenty of time to determine which offering is best for them.
Therefore, we’re pleased to announce that we will offer special introductory upgrade pricing on Creative Suite 6 to customers who own CS3 or CS4. This offer will be available from the time CS6 is released until December 31, 2012. More details on this offer, as well as any introductory offers for existing customers to move to Creative Cloud membership, will be announced when CS6 and Creative Cloud are released later this year.
This is some great news for CS3 or CS4 users, isn’t it? It seems like a good step for Adobe to get users of older versions on board.
More details about upgrading policy on Adobe website: