Hot on the heels of Apple’s stellar earnings release comes some more big news: the next version of its Mac operating system, OS X Lion, is coming tomorrow. The announcement was made (rather nonchalantly) by Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer during the earnings call, which is currently ongoing (you can find our notes from the call here.
Lion’s imminent arrival doesn’t come as a surprise — Apple had previously announced that it was coming in July, and many of the rumor sites pegged the launch date as Wednesday (there are also many rumors that the OS will be launching alongside updated Macbook Airs and Mac Minis, and possibly displays updated with Thunderbolt support).
Lion is shipping with a low, $29 pricetag — thought it isn’t technically shipping, at least as far as physical boxes are concerned. Instead, Apple will be distributing the update as a download via the Mac App Store, weighing in at around 4 gigabytes.
Started by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30 years, officially changing their name from Apple Computer, Inc. to Apple, Inc. in January 2007. Among the key offerings from Apple’s product line are: Pro line laptops (MacBook Pro) and desktops (Mac Pro), consumer line laptops (MacBook Air) and desktops (iMac), servers (Xserve), Apple TV, the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server operating systems, the iPod, the...