Mac OS X Lion Launches Tomorrow

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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.