So we all know that the release of Apple’s new OS X Lion is imminent, not because the company said it was coming in July, but because MacBook Air and MacBook supplies are constrained and the company has just released the Gold master of Lion to developers.
The reported release date of the OS X Lion is on Wednesday, July 6. The people over at Three Guys and a Podcast said: “One particular item of interest about this news is that with OS X Lion being an online-release-only, Apple can wait until the 11th hour to release new OS. They don’t have to first lock it down, then press it onto DVDs, then box it, then ship to their hundreds of stores and through distribution in order to meet a certain publicly announced launch date. With an online release, Apple just needs to upload the final release to their servers and then make it available.”
A reported July 19 release of the OS X Lion has been circulating since yesterday, but a sooner July 6th release does make more sense.
The OS X 10.7 Lion will cost around £20, which is ‘aggressively priced‘ as predicted, but still pretty cheap for a new operating system.
The new OS won’t install on the Core Solo or Core Duo Macs from 2006 as Lion requires a 64-bit capable chip, or a Core 2 Duo or better. It also needs to run on at least 2GB of RAM, which is not really a big deal.
The Mac OS X Lion server will also be available as a separate download from the Apple App Store for £35.
Are you looking forward to OS X Lion?