Mac OS X Lion downloaded 1 million times in first day

Apple has a lot of fans who apparently want to get their hands on the latest update to the Mac OS X operating system as soon as they possibly can. The company issued a press release today announcing that Mac users had downloaded the "Lion" update from the Mac App Store 1 million times on its first day of its online availability. The update, which costs $29.99 and contains over 250 new features, is currently the fastest selling Mac OS update in history.

The success of the Lion launch seems to have pleased Philip Schiller, who is Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Product Marketing. In the press release he stated, “Lion is off to a great start, user reviews and industry reaction have been fantastic. Lion is a huge step forward, it’s not only packed with innovative features but it’s incredibly easy for users to update their Macs to the best OS we’ve ever made.”

While Apple has made the Lion update available for download via the Mac App Store, folks who want some kind of physical media can wait until August when Apple will start selling USB thumb drives with the Lion update installed. However the cost of this method, available on Apple's online store, will set you back $69 which is over double the download only price. If you want to get out of the house to get the update, you can also take you Mac to any Apple retail store and download and install the update at that location.

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Played with the developer series and liked the look and feel, but think I'll wait until September before downloading. Still would like to be able to have a DVD hard copy. . .just old school.

Pam14160 said,
Played with the developer series and liked the look and feel, but think I'll wait until September before downloading. Still would like to be able to have a DVD hard copy. . .just old school.

you can still make the dmg into a dvd. there is a thread in apple discussion.

SojIrOu said,
I downloaded it for free

So they didn't make $30 million. Maybe $29 million or so only.


At $29.95 X 1 mil comes awful chose to $30 mil.

Its good in the sense that the enhancement and features are mostly good. I'm thinking that Lion may, in fact, be Apple's Vista... I actually really liked Vista, and believe it gets a bad rep. However, like Vista, Lion is a transition OS. The features feel new, and their execution could be better in many areas. I just hope the needed extra polish by 10.7.1 or .2 and not hold off until 10.8.

Wow $29 for an update, last I checked an "update" to windows cost at least $89, upwards to $200... What happened ? Imagine Windows 8 costing a mere $29.. then the alarm clock went off...

Come on Bill and Mr Balmer, pay attention to the last competition you have.

slip400 said,
Wow $29 for an update, last I checked an "update" to windows cost at least $89, upwards to $200... What happened ? Imagine Windows 8 costing a mere $29.. then the alarm clock went off...

Come on Bill and Mr Balmer, pay attention to the last competition you have.

If am correct, Apple actually includes the cost of future software upgrades and tech support with the price of a new Mac.

slip400 said,
Wow $29 for an update, last I checked an "update" to windows cost at least $89, upwards to $200... What happened ? Imagine Windows 8 costing a mere $29.. then the alarm clock went off...

Come on Bill and Mr Balmer, pay attention to the last competition you have.

Don't forget you pay the difference multiple times when you buy the hardware which is still seriously overpriced. So if you compare, compare a Mac with Lion to a similar Intel box with Windows 7. I am pretty sure the scale will tilt towards the Windows box then..

Jajaja, u can say all u want, still a PC is cheaper for the same hardware plus actual windows, and even including lets say a future windows 8 upgrade
hope just not to get bitten by those Apple Zombi Fan-boys....what a waste of money!

erikpienk said,
Jajaja, u can say all u want, still a PC is cheaper for the same hardware plus actual windows, and even including lets say a future windows 8 upgrade
hope just not to get bitten by those Apple Zombi Fan-boys....what a waste of money!

+1

Sony Vaio Z with Windows 7 Pro is the one laptop to rule them all in a portable form factor.

Apple has nothing on it, hardware or software alike.

psionicinversion said,
So is there really anything innovative in Lion then or is it apple copying ppl again?

Nothing innovative in Lion. Just like nothing innovative in Windows. Same ****, different day.

Apple-a-Day said,
or you can hit some kinda BAY and judge for your self if its worth the cause .. so they say

You have been reported to the mods for encouraging piracy.

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