Apple Reveal UK Pricing and Release Date for OS x Lion

Posted on Jun 7 2011 - 4:03pm by Richard Sharp

Apple has just sent out details of their brand new OS x Lion operating system to UK mac owners, the email included details on the new OS and most importantly a rough release date and exact pricing.

The upgrade will be the first to be available exclusively on the Mac App store, comprising go a 4GB download that will automatically install without the need to reboot the system. Apple will roll out Lion in July at a cost of £20.99 including Vat in the UK – the cheapest Apple operating system update of all time.

What’s even more impressive is the fact that Mac users can upgrade up to 10 of their personal machines and only pay for Lion once, so if you have an iMac and MacBook then you will only have to stump up £20.99.

Lion will come with an iOS inspired launchpad and over 250 brand new features, including new multi touch gesture control, full screen apps and a totally redesigned mail system.

Mission control is a new way to use expose, multiple windows from the same app are now stacked up when hitting the expose key or the standard four finger swipe. If users hit the spacebar whilst hovering over an item, it will automatically zoom in.

There is a whole lot more on offer too, for £20.99 Apple really is offering great value for money. What’s you favorite feature of Lion, is £20.99 a fair price?

 

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  1. fxgeorges June 8, 2011 at 5:55 am - Reply

    I hope they'll allow us the option of setting the background for all Finder windows as that cool new dark gray fabric they have. That white background is just too bright for my liking. Otherwise, I'm really liking what I'm seeing here.

  2. kazim June 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    I downloaded the beta version a couple of months ago, and i have to say, i love the multi-touch gestures. i have a macbook air and with the touch pad, switching between full screen apps and the dashoard is so cool!

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