News: Lion Available Tomorrow

Posted on July 19, 2011

The long wait is over—unlike in the past, where an OS release often took place at the end of a day, often after careful retail preparation, the App Store should be busy tomorrow morning. During Apple’s third-quarter financial earnings call, chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer announced that Lion would be available tomorrow on the Mac App Store for $29.

Macworld sums up Lion if you’ve been living under a rock:

Lion is the eighth iteration of Apple’s Mac operating system, OS X, and brings a host of new features to the Mac, including window management utility Mission Control; app organizer Launchpad; full-screen mode for applications; state-saving utility Resume; Auto Save and Versions; AirDrop for local file sharing; a whole slew of updates to existing Apple applications, and over 250 other features.

Lion will be available Wednesday for $30 exclusively from the Mac App Store for users running OS X 10.6.6 or later using Core 2 Duo systems or later. Users on Intel Macs powered by a Core Solo or Core Duo processor will not be able to run this version of the OS.

Below are some links to our coverage of Lion over the past year:

Who’s giddy?

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