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

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    Default 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).

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    Hell yeah! good thing i got my new macbook pro today just in time for a free release of lion!

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    Can't wait. ROAR!

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    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?

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    Woot can't wait

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    am new to mac so whats the difference between a normal and a server edition ????

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    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.

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    Thought it would be out by now

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    Just recently bought my mbp. Now I gotta dish our more money to upgrade my OS!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Yep, bought mine 3 weeks ago and they told me I would be able to upgrade for free when it came out

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
    Last edited by AKCHRIS; 07-20-2011 at 12:04 AM. Reason: didn't know i had already Posted this
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    specific time ?
    iPhone 4 with 4.1 Out of the box

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    I'm still waiting for it!!! No lion!!!


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    lion is live in the app store

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