Apple Mac OS X Lion to Roar on July 14th

July 8, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The King of Mac is on the prowl. Apple’s latest Mac OS, Lion, is springing to launch on the 14th of July.

Cupertino was apparently heard telling staff to prepare for “overnights” on the 13th of July – which means getting the store ready for some big changes.

The Mac OS X Lion is a download-only release, which can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. So you can’t actually buy it from a store. Apple is reportedly tidying up its in-store machines by adding more RAM before installing the OS in them.

And if you are a die-hard fan of the Mac, you might even be lucky enough to get an invite to go down to the store to download the OS, along with some brainy instructions.

Mac fans are on their toes, now that the Lion is freed, itching for the next-gen MacBook Airs. These are allegedly all set to roll, but have been held back for their official OS update so that they can ship in with the new platform.

The new Airs reportedly pack 400 Mbps NAND flash storage chips coupled with the possible i5 and i7 updates. This could mean a possible 100 times performance increase over the past models.

Other stories of the Airs include backlit keyboards, 3Gs, a black option and the mythical 15-inch MacBook Air HD (though that’s just more likely to stay a myth).

MacBook Pros and iMacs with pre-installed Snow Leopard might, most likely, get a makeover with the Lion. Mac OS X Lion costs $29.99 at the Mac App Store and the upgrade includes new Multi-Touch gestures and fluid animations, full screen apps, Mission Control, Launchpad, a redesigned Mail app, application Resume, Auto Save, Version histories, and AirDrop along with an additional 250 new features.

Cupertino’s cat is certainly packing some good claws, so caging one in your Mac is a pretty good idea.

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