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Apple appears to be setting up the final pieces for OS X Lion's launch this week. A previous report even pinpointed the release as early as Wednesday morning.

We've now been able to confirm that Apple Retail stores have begun receiving final copies of OS X Lion today. The installations have come on hard drive and are meant for the Apple Retail demo computers in the store floor. This, of course, doesn't guarantee a specific launch date, but brings Apple one step closer to launch.

Apple has said that OS X Lion will be launching in July but has not publicly committed to a launch date. Apple seeded the Golden Master version of OS X Lion to developers on July 1st. The Golden Master version is typically the final shipping version of the operating system. Apple is also widely expected to refresh the MacBook Air and Mac Mini computers around the same time as Lion's launch.

Article Link: Apple Retail Stores Receive Golden Master Copies of OS X Lion
 
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Elven

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The suspense, and build up will soon be transformed into rage and bug threads. :rolleyes:
 
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Craiger

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I sure would like to know the build number. I'm still wishing for a couple changes.. oh well.
 
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gibbz

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So soon we will be able to replace all the "where is Lion" threads with "Lion bugs" threads!

Yeah, I am awaiting the general comments of "Lion is the worst OS ever! Why did Apple remove the ____ feature? <Insert additional snarky comment about being able to write better software despite not being an engineer.> Lion is clear proof Apple only cares about the iPhones. These hipster kids and their iOS devices. When I was a nerd back in the 80's, Apple was a rebel company who cared about their users. Now they sold out and are like Microsoft."
 
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AidenShaw

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Apple admits the Icloud is a failure

The installations have come on hard drive...

Isn't this tantamount to admitting that the Icloud and the Apple Application Store is a failure?

Why would Apple insist that customers download 10.7 from the network, but send physical copies to their own stores?

The mind boggles at the duplicity.
 
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carterx

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Ive had the GM since it's release but incase it's not up dateable or the 'real GM" I've been waiting for a retail copy. So far GM has just been for testing.

:cool:
 
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Yamcha

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I guess this means we just might see it within a week.. Good to know..
 
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centauratlas

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And "Snappier Safari". ;-)

I'm curious about the Wednesday vs (much more often) Tuesday launch. I know in the past it has sometimes been other days than Tuesday, but it is always interesting to see what Apple does.


So soon we will be able to replace all the "where is Lion" threads with "Lion bugs" threads!
 
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dissemin8or

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Why

If Lion is being distributed solely through the app store, why distribute it to retail stores, is it just for the demo and genius computers?
 
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Porco

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The installations have come on hard drive and are meant for the Apple Retail demo computers in the store floor.

iHypocrisy. Physical media's still the best solution for some people is it Apple? :rolleyes:

Edit: Negative voted post within a couple of minutes, not surprised. How about quoting and debating the issue instead people?
 
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mwhities

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Good thing for myself.... I have a PB so I can't install Lion and get all the bugs. :)

Bad thing is... I wanted to get a MBP before Lion was released. :|

Good luck downloading when it's released too, I hope Apple beefed up their servers and bandwidth for this release.
 
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Kebabselector

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Any chance Apple can send us a digital T-Shirt with the download. Still got my Leopard shirt somewhere (doesn't fit though cos I've got fatter)
 
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whoami

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Ive had the GM since it's release but incase it's not up dateable or the 'real GM" I've been waiting for a retail copy. So far GM has just been for testing.

:cool:

arf??
I wouldn't sweat that.. If anything they'll release a point revision quickly..
 
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spacepower7

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Isn't this tantamount to admitting that the Icloud and the Apple Application Store is a failure?

Why would Apple insist that customers download 10.7 from the network, but send physical copies to their own stores?

The mind boggles at the duplicity.

They have hard drive images for different Macs and reimage the computers every night.

I do agree that it is odd.
 
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