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  • It's Official: OS X Lion Coming to Mac App Store Tomorrow


    After what seems of an entire month of notes similar to this one (or this one), we've finally got an official word. During the quarterly earnings call this evening, Apple let slip that it's new version of Mac OS X, Lion, will drop tomorrow. It will be exclusively available on the Mac App Store.

    Apple first announced Lion last October while introducing the revamped MacBook Airs (which could see yet another update alongside the software launch), then put it on display again at WWDC a little over a month ago, promising a July release date, and now they've finally locked in a date. After four developer previews and Golden Master release, Lion is ready for primetime. It will cost customers $30. The server edition will cost $50.

    There are new rumors abound that Apple will offer dedicated Lion Servers at their retail locations, so that users can download the software in mere minutes, rather than the chunk of time it takes most people to download 4 GB using their home connections. This will be particularly beneficial to people without a broadband connection. These rumors add on to reports from earlier today, regarding a couple of different internal builds of the software that Apple stores have allegedly received.

    Tomorrow should be an exciting day for Apple, as if today wasn't exciting enough (at least from a financial standpoint).
    This article was originally published in forum thread: It's Official: OS X Lion Coming to Mac App Store Tomorrow started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. norfskate's Avatar
      norfskate -
      Heeedin
    1. psp257's Avatar
      psp257 -
      Hell yeah! good thing i got my new macbook pro today just in time for a free release of lion!
    1. ihappy's Avatar
      ihappy -
      Can't wait. ROAR!
    1. fparedesg's Avatar
      fparedesg -
      Quote Originally Posted by psp257 View Post
      Hell yeah! good thing i got my new macbook pro today just in time for a free release of lion!
      Considering the current trend of Macbook Pro's release dates, I assume that there will be no new machines these next couple of months, or do you know otherwise?
    1. Mrquarter's Avatar
      Mrquarter -
      Woot can't wait
    1. adham_eladawy's Avatar
      adham_eladawy -
      am new to mac so whats the difference between a normal and a server edition ????
    1. barsoverbeats's Avatar
      barsoverbeats -
      Great news thanks
    1. sdjmchattie's Avatar
      sdjmchattie -
      Quote Originally Posted by adham_eladawy View Post
      am new to mac so whats the difference between a normal and a server edition ????
      If you don't know then you're running the normal edition and that's all you'll be able to upgrade to. The server edition is for large scale multi-user machines with web server, email server etc.
    1. Joedogg2112's Avatar
      Joedogg2112 -
      Thought it would be out by now
    1. Nest's Avatar
      Nest -
      Just recently bought my mbp. Now I gotta dish our more money to upgrade my OS!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nest View Post
      Just recently bought my mbp. Now I gotta dish our more money to upgrade my OS!
      If you bought it in the last month you get a free upgrade.

      Apple - OS X Lion - Get up to date.
    1. Nest's Avatar
      Nest -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      If you bought it in the last month you get a free upgrade.

      Apple - OS X Lion - Get up to date.
      Well that sucks cuz I'm not eligible! They should have just done it for any of the new macbooks.
    1. Joedogg2112's Avatar
      Joedogg2112 -
      Yep, bought mine 3 weeks ago and they told me I would be able to upgrade for free when it came out
    1. Jdot1224's Avatar
      Jdot1224 -
      I already have it installed in my 27' iMac its awesome but its nice to know I am eligible to receive the free upgrade. Front row looks like it was cut from OSx Lion...never used it anyway.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nest View Post
      Well that sucks cuz I'm not eligible! They should have just done it for any of the new macbooks.
      Not sure of your view on new is, doesn't matter what computer because they cover all Apple computers bought. Bought in the last 30 days is the time that Apple announced that Lion would be coming out. Everything before June 6th was still up in the air of the Lion release.
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      So I bought my iMac in May. Does this Mean I get a Free Update not that I don't have the $ to get it; but is there a Way to Find out?
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      If you bought it in the last month you get a free upgrade.

      Apple - OS X Lion - Get up to date.
    1. mrdjflood's Avatar
      mrdjflood -
      specific time ?
    1. shabz_de_don's Avatar
      shabz_de_don -
      I'm still waiting for it!!! No lion!!!
    1. slim009's Avatar
      slim009 -
      lion is live in the app store
    1. Texaslonghorns's Avatar
      Texaslonghorns -
      So if I'm still using [non-snow] Leopard I'll have to buy Snow Leopard first and then upgrade? This stinks because the whole reason I skipped Snow Leopard was because of the impending Lion release.