During today’s earnings call, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer, has announced that the latest Mac OS X Lion will be available tomorrow exclusively from the Mac App Store.
Lion will be available to Mac users as a 4GB downloadable update for a $29.99 price tag. The latest Mac OS X version is bringing 250 new features including additional multi-touch gestures, full-screen apps and the new Mission Control and Launchpad — allowing better control of your desktop and applications.
If you are planning to upgrade your Mac tomorrow, make sure:
- That your Mac complies with the minimum specifications, i.e. has an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or Xeon processor. To find out, click on the Apple icon at the top left of your screen and then choose ‘About This Mac’.
- That you are already running the latest version of Snow Leopard. Click on the Apple icon again and now choose ‘Software Update’ to update your OS.
To install OS X Lion, open the Mac App Store tomorrow and after purchasing the upgrade, follow the on-screen instructions to install it.
If you want to avoid the 4GB download on a slow home connection, you can head over to a local Apple Store where you can download Lion OS X over their speedy connection. Alternatively update USB drives should be available in August from the Apple Store.[Apple Mac OS X]