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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

As officially announced just yesterday, Apple today has launched OS X Lion, which is now available [App Store] exclusively via the Mac App Store. Priced at $29.99, OS X Lion is Apple's next-generation operating system for the Mac platform.


OS X Lion brings a number of new features to the Mac, including an iOS-like application launch screen known as Launchpad, full-screen apps, a new combined interface for Dashboard, Expose, and Spaces known as Mission Control, enhanced Multi-Touch gestures, and improvements to a number of core applications such as Mail.
Some of the amazing features in Lion include: new Multi-Touch® gestures; system-wide support for full screen apps; Mission Control, an innovative view of everything running on your Mac; the Mac App Store, the best place to find and explore great software, built right into the OS; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app.

"Lion is the best version of OS X yet, and we're thrilled that users around the world can download it starting today," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "Lion makes upgrading a Mac easier than ever before; just launch the Mac App Store, buy Lion with your iTunes account, and the download and install process will begin automatically."
Apple previewed OS X Lion for developers several times over the last nine months, and has been seeding developers with Lion builds since early this year. Apple announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference early last month that Lion would ship sometime during the month of July, and the company seeded the golden master version to developers on July 1st.

Article Link: Apple Launches OS X Lion Via Mac App Store


macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2007
Austin, TX
Just searched Lion in the app store and saw it. Downloading now. Hopefully the data center is ready for an onslaught of 4GB downloads...


macrumors newbie
Feb 25, 2011

Downloading it now - it's in the new zealand store :)
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macrumors 6502
Jan 16, 2008
Nottingham, England
Hooray! It's downloading at a fair clip -- looks like it'll still take another hour to finish though. Will absolutely make a copy so I don't have to download for each Mac....

Hopefully it won't break MySQL or a bunch of Ruby gems, like 10.6 did :)


macrumors regular
Feb 21, 2010
Southern Plains, USA
Sure it's available... Not. Can anyone else see it? I've been checking for the last couple of minutes, and there's no Lion, unless they failed to post it on the main page (highly unlikely).


macrumors member
Jun 1, 2007
Trying to upgrade from the developer previews throws an error. This certainly wasn't the case the Snow Leopard.


macrumors regular
Jun 21, 2010
Slow Download?

Is anyone else downloading Lion rather slowly? I realize the servers are probably getting slammed right meow, but I'm putting along at only 700k/sec and "43 minutes remaining."


macrumors 6502a
Sep 15, 2004
Gilbert, AZ
Setting up my download now.

I am curious, though, if its the same as the GM build or if they did end up w/ any minor tweaks/changed to give it a new build.


macrumors newbie
Jul 14, 2011
I got it 15 mins ago from here:

May God have mercy on the Apple servers! :apple: Mwahaha!

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