20 Jul '11, 6am

The wait is over, Mac users: Apple's Lion OS is expected to debut on the App Store at 7.30 pm today

LONDON - Apple confirmed during its earnings call that the next version of Lion, OSX 10.7, will be released today. The expectation is that it will be released at 1330 BST (7.30, Singapore time). Because it's coming through the App Store, that means that the release can be simultaneous all around the world - rather than, as has happened in the past, varying times depending on store openings, or early deliveries via parcel services. For marketing people, such as those at Apple, it's a dream come true. Note that you can only upgrade to Lion if you are already running OSX 10.6.7. You should also, and always, make a backup. The download is around 4GB. The upgrade will cost US$29.99 (S$36.45). Lion requires at least 2GB of RAM and an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor - meaning it is compatible with Apple computers (except the Mac mini) from late 2006...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/TechandDigital/Digital/EDC1107...

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