Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Release Date ETA and Screenshot Preview

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If you tuned into yesterday’s Back To The Mac event, you’ll know that Apple officially announced their newest version of OS X, which will titled ‘Lion’. v10.7 will be the successor to 10.6 Snow Leopard and we have some preview screenshots for you to take a look at.

The screenshots come to you courtesy of Engadget, who managed to get some close-up stage shots of OS X 10.7 Lion when it was being announced live by Steve Jobs.

One of the main features which you’ll see in the screenshots is the inclusion of a standalone app store specifically for OS X. Other additions include an iPad-like Launchpad application launcher and iOS folders.

When is it releasing you ask? Well, according to Apple’s press release, OS X 10.7 Lion will be available to buy sometime next Summer. Check out the image gallery over at Engadget and let us know your initial impressions of the upcoming software.

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  • regulas

    I see they still have that ugly 3D dock, I still prefer the old 2D dock under Tiger and switched both my Snow Leopard Macs to the 2D using the console.
    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES
    killall Dock

    They also stuck with the purple theme, at least the flower looks better.

    Not sure about merging the Macs with the iphone store. It is probably good as long as Apple does not get crazy and try to control their computers like they do their phones.

  • Brendan

    You can always throw the dock over to the left or right (I have mine on the right). It makes more sense screen real estate wise, since most people have a widescreen monitor and you have more room left-to-right than you do up-and-down.

    • Amauri

      I personally prefer auto-hiding it! :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TE2T6YX2UENYF5VTULRKNBKYUE bill

    and we’re getting close to the end of the month approching it atleast and still no 10.7 in the app store wtf is up with that they said july we really need a release date apple wtf are ya thinking saying july does not say much and we are approching the end of that month it is like july 16 now won’t be long before we aill be at the end of july hurry the heck up and release the damn thing