July 20, 2011

Mac OS X Lion now available from the Mac App Store

Of course, since the updates of the Mac Mini and the MacBook Air has been launched which comes with Mac OS X Lion, it is only natural for Apple to also launch the OS to other Mac users. Today, the Mac OS X Lion is finally available for the other Mac user out there as an upgrade from the Mac App Store. 

It will come as an upgrade to the Mac OS X 10.6.6 Snow Leopard and will come at a cost of just $29.99 (from the App Store). The upgrade will be a download of a 4GB file and Apple says, that for those who do not have broadband internet, can download the OS X Lion at Apple Stores "later this August". Also, for those who wants to just buy the OS itself will have to also wait "later this August" to get their OS X Lion in a USB thumb drive for $69 (from the online Apple Store) For the Mac OS X Lion Server it requires OS X Lion and will also be available from the Mac App Store for $49.99.
"Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM. Lion is an upgrade and can be installed on all your authorized personal Macs. Details regarding Business and Education licensing can be found at apple.com/macosx.
The OS X Lion Up-to-Date upgrade will be available through the Mac App Store at no additional charge to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after June 6, 2011. Users must request their Up-to-Date upgrade within 30 days of purchase of their Mac computer. Customers who purchased a qualifying Mac between June 6, 2011 and July 20, 2011 will have until August 19, 2011 to make a request. Additional information can be found at apple.com/macosx/uptodate." - Press Release

Source: Endgadget 


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