Apple Announced New Mac OS X ‘Lion’ With Mac App Store

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by casey on October 20, 2010

People have been waiting for Apple’s announcement to see what the company is going to offer in Mac OS X. Apple CEO Steve Jobs at “Back to the Mac” event announced and given the preview of new Mac OS X 10.7 dubbed as ‘Lion‘. The Mac OS X Lion is given all best features we enjoy in iOS for iPad which includes multi-touch gestures, the App Store, app home screens, full-screen apps, auto-saving capabilities, and how apps resume when launched.

Apple has already done a great job with its App Store. A proof of this success is the fact that over 7 billion apps have been download from the App Store. So the other big annoucement by Apple is the opening of the Mac’s own App Store.

The Mac App Store will feature one-click downloads, paid and free apps, same 70/30 revenue split system, that is same like the iOS App Store. The LaunchPad for Mac OS X Lion will show a home screen full of these applications.

“Lion brings many of the best ideas from iPad back to the Mac, plus some fresh new ones like Mission Control that Mac users will really like,” said Steve Jobs. “Lion has a ton of new features, and we hope the few we had time to preview today will give users a good idea of where we are headed.”

The Mac OS X Lion will be launched this summer, although no specific date for its release has been told yetwhile the Mac App Store will open within 90 days.

UPDATE: Download Apple MAC OS X 10.7 Lion Developer Preview

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Update: Apple Releases Mac OSX Lion! Lion Mac OS Available For Download

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