updated 06:05 pm EST, Wed January 11, 2012
Looks to boost early adoption
Special upgrade pricing for Creative Suite 6 will extend to owners of CS3 or CS4 after all, Adobe has announced. Owners of pre-CS5 suites had recently been told they would pay full price, discarding an earlier, more lenient policy. Under the new arrangement, a special discount will run from whenever CS6 is launched until December 31st.
More upgrade details are only expected at that time. CS6 itself largely remains a mystery, although Adobe is promising "huge improvements" and support for the Creative Cloud, a $49-per-month service. The latter will cover not just the Creative Suite but additional functions and services, such as its Touch Apps.