OS X Lion signage shows up at retail locations, launching tomorrow?

Ever since Apple said that OS X Lion would be shipping in July, it seems that it has been rumored by some individual or website that each day of the month would be the launch day. But, this time around, it looks like tomorrow might be the actual day.

New signage has begun showing up at third party retail sites, according to MacRumors. In addition to the new signage, Apple is also holding an overnight work session at its retail locations for employees. It is believed that this is to prep the retail locations for the new OS and possibly some new hardware too.

Finally, Macitynet.it posted up additional images of the new OS but it was requested that they be taken down. With all of these images showing up and an overnight shift planned, it seems certain that Apple will be launching OS X Lion tomorrow.

The new OS from Apple brings many new features to the table and also brings a bit of iOS flare to it as well. Many believe that this will be the start of the convergence of the OS X experience into that of the iOS world.

Finally, it has also been rumored for some time that Apple will also release new hardware starting tomorrow as well. Rumored, but not confirmed, suggests that we will see new MacBook Airs, potentially a new Mac Mini, or possibly an updated MacBook.

Image Credit: macitynet.it

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Well I have one Macbook Pro, and I was planning to upgrade to Lion simply to have the latest. But with all the Android lawsuit BS that's been going on lately, I'm not interested in giving Apple any money right now. I'll just have to resist the upgrade urge.

Not every app (I think) will have full-screen support. Doesn't every app maker have to build in the API for it in to their application in order to take advantage of Full Screen?

heesey1010 said,
Not every app (I think) will have full-screen support. Doesn't every app maker have to build in the API for it in to their application in order to take advantage of Full Screen?

Yeah, doesn't that go without saying? Full-screen isn't the same as maximizing a window on Windows.

.Neo said,

Yeah, doesn't that go without saying? Full-screen isn't the same as maximizing a window on Windows.

99% of the apps will end up that way. The only difference will be that instead of using that retarded swipe gesture to multitask, Windows has the usefull taskbar at the bottom. The fact is, developers have the choice to change how apps behave when it's maximised in windows but they don't use that option. The same will be true for Mac applications. All it will do is make it full screen.

digger1985 said,

99% of the apps will end up that way. The only difference will be that instead of using that retarded swipe gesture to multitask, Windows has the usefull taskbar at the bottom. The fact is, developers have the choice to change how apps behave when it's maximised in windows but they don't use that option. The same will be true for Mac applications. All it will do is make it full screen.

Sorry ... retarded swipe gesture? Have you actually used it? I'm running Lion and it's superb. Easy, quick, and a joy to use. I don't understand your point ...

Spirit Dave said,

Sorry ... retarded swipe gesture? Have you actually used it? I'm running Lion and it's superb. Easy, quick, and a joy to use. I don't understand your point ...

It is a retarded swipe gesture.

Andrew Hunt said,

I'm sure you were hard to convince...
Who wouldn't be, you can how have full screen applications!

Andrew Hunt said,

I'm sure you were hard to convince...

Considering Mac OS X Lion will only set you back €23,99 to put on up to five Macs I'm guessing not that much convincing is needed when it comes to the vast majority of people...

Xerax said,
Who wouldn't be, you can how have full screen applications!

What do you mean full screen applications? Like pressing F11 in Chrome?

WesLOL said,

What do you mean full screen applications? Like pressing F11 in Chrome?

Yeah, thats most of the new features. Out of the 256 new features. lol.

Xerax said,
Yeah, thats most of the new features. Out of the 256 new features. lol.

Why hasn't Mac had that a long time ago? I remember Windows having that long before XP.

Xerax said,
Who wouldn't be, you can how have full screen applications!

Just to be clear: fullscreen applications have existed for Mac OS for as long as they have for Windows. If that were not the case then games and video playback programs would not function very well. The difference here is that there is a whole fullscreen API that developers can tap into to make the task easier and more standardized across Mac OS applications. Standardization of features within Mac OS applications have always been a strong point to the OS when compared to Windows or Linux.