Mac OS X Lion: Release Time rumored, UK download before US

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If you are planning to pick up the latest edition of Apple Mac OS X Lion, most of you will be aware that the new software is heavily tipped to be coming within the next 24 hours. Well, if you are living in the UK and are waiting for Mac OS X Lion, we have some very exciting news for you.

We initially told you that Mac OS X Lion may be coming soon after surprise downtime for the iTunes Connect website, which is tied in to the Mac Apple Store where the upgrade to Lion will be available from.

Now we have learned that UK consumers may be first in line to get the upgrade to Lion before anyone else, and that the rumored release time is meant to be 1am, just hours away. The information has surfaced from SpeakApple who apparently have been tipped off by a close source within Apple that Mac OS X Lion is coming to the UK around 1am, and that the previous iTunes Connect downtime is a result of last minute Mac OS X Lion preparations.

Whatever the reason, it’s exciting news if the downtime is specifically linked to the supposed imminent release of Lion. We’ve just tried the Mac App Store now and it’s back online, so it remains to be seen if these rumors about a 1am release for UK consumers turns out to true. What about consumers in the US who are patiently waiting for Lion to come as well. How do you feel knowing that the UK may get the download before you? This doesn’t happen very often, so it’s could be cause for celebration as far as UK users are concerned.

We only have a few hours to go until this supposed 1am release time window occurs, so UK users have an anxious wait to see if the download for Lion appears or not. Considering that there is no solid information to go on, other than a ‘tipoff’ we advise consumers in the UK to take this information with a pinch of salt, as we’re just informing you what has been said.

How excited are you about the upcoming release of Mac OS X Lion? It’s fair to say that Snow Leopard is getting pretty dull now so this update couldn’t have come at a better time. Then of course, Apple will follow up the release of Lion with the highly anticipated download for iOS 5, as at the moment, the software is still in beta.

If you are currently waiting for Mac OS X in the UK and US, let us know your thoughts on these latest details. Has the download for Mac OS X Lion appeared for you yet?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/NikonNutter Robin Hunter

    Nothing yet but loads of Apple software updates just came through – Aperture, iPhoto, iMove GarageBand etc so looks like they’re getting ready.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darren-Sloan/100001256836146 Darren Sloan

    I got that update 2 days ago Rob, nothing here yet either in the UK

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darren-Sloan/100001256836146 Darren Sloan

    I got that update 2 days ago Rob, nothing here yet either in the UK

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darren-Sloan/100001256836146 Darren Sloan

    app store seems to be loading alot slower now. (is this the beginning? or just traffic?)

  • James Batten

    I’m downloading the software updates and the download speed is very erratic (in the UK 50mb downstream). Something’s definitely up. 

  • http://twitter.com/elephanthub Zachary Stoloff

    9 more minutes till 1 am

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darren-Sloan/100001256836146 Darren Sloan

    01:02 ……………………..nothing :(

  • ronald ronald

    It’s 5 past 1 am here in the UK and nothing yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583552129 Daniel Hale

    Six minutes past..I don’t think it’s happening.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darren-Sloan/100001256836146 Darren Sloan

    01:15 still nowt, where’s that pinch of salt

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583552129 Daniel Hale

    01:20 
    Yep, not going to happen. :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583552129 Daniel Hale

    01:20 
    Yep, not going to happen. :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darren-Sloan/100001256836146 Darren Sloan

    unless its 1AM GMT, and not BST which would be 2AM BST

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583552129 Daniel Hale

      So you think it might come out at 02:00??

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darren-Sloan/100001256836146 Darren Sloan

        I thought Maybe, but, nope :(. Going to bed, hopefully some point tomorrow it’ll be added 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darren-Sloan/100001256836146 Darren Sloan

    I thought Maybe, but, nope :(. Going to bed, hopefully some point tomorrow it’ll be added

  • mat towns

    YES

  • mat towns

    YES

  • mat towns

    A BIG FAT NOTHING

  • mat towns

    A BIG FAT NOTHING

  • Nick Pryor

    Unable to complete purchase of iPhoto (9.1.5) from the App Store since “this item is being modified.  Please try again later.”  Definitely backend work going on, Lion must be v close… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/kitface Kit Lynam

    As of 03:33, I can confirm – no.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fabiano.montanari Fabiano Montanari

    4:18 uk london , nothing is happening , im waiting ( yes im a nerd )  ahahahah

  • Anonymous

    Nothing

  • Anonymous

    I’m located in the UK and I can confirm that for me the OS X Lion upgrade just appeared in the App Store! Currently dowloading. The total size of the upgrade is 3.7 GB according to the App Store. Will post updates after the upgrade finishes downloading.

    • Anonymous

      I can see it too now — downloading as well!

      Trygve

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BESRGMNUIHBXASMFAVSYQV6TWA Chintan

        Are you guys serious!?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1714703079 Dylan Dinh

          Nope, now you can say that those pussies just playing hardcore

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1458987559 Chris Antonello

      So what time are we looking at for the US?!

    • Abc12369 Ruffman

      lets hope soon

    • Garan Thomas

      Im in uk im running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and nothing in the appstore for me?

  • Abc12369 Ruffman

    US and nothing

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1122934136 Bryan Boudreau

    Still nothing in USA!! OMG!  JonWu how long will it take to update!?!

  • mat towns

    in the uk not here on my machine SL upgraded

  • mat towns

    in the uk not here on my machine SL upgraded

  • Marius Stefan Bethge

    Nothing in Germany either…

  • Kyle Brown

    When is lion going to be in canada

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1458987559 Chris Antonello

    7:47AM EDT and still NOTHING

  • http://www.facebook.com/killermike2178 Michael Siever

    Guys, I hate to say it, but I think JonWu and TrygveThrontveit are just pulling your legs to have some fun. Think logically: If it really was available for download for them right now, they wouldn’t be the only two people on the internet “confirming” it, there would have to be more official articles out by now proving this. In fact, as of right now, if you search Google News for OS X Lion, you’ll find several stories saying that it’s still not available and is probably not coming for a few more days.

  • mat towns

    Not today then UK

  • mat towns

    Yeah nice Blag JonWu and TrygveThrontveit you had all the planet fooled well just apple dudes
    lol

  • Bertie Hobbs

    I have been constantly checking the app store and my email. Preying it’s before the 19th!!!

  • Joseph Grey

    It’s wednesday now and is it here…… NO! Some say that it will come after 13:30 today, I hope sooner, I’m sat at my MacBook praying to see it the next time I open the Mac App Store or mail to see the notification. Been waiting for this for ages, where is it?!

  • Joseph Grey

    It’s wednesday now and is it here…… NO! Some say that it will come after 13:30 today, I hope sooner, I’m sat at my MacBook praying to see it the next time I open the Mac App Store or mail to see the notification. Been waiting for this for ages, where is it?!