Did you know that you could now download Mac OS X Lion apps right now from the Mac App Store; so does this mean that the operating system itself is imminent? We had reported that it would be made available today, but as the day is almost over for most of us our attention turns to tomorrow, but are we just grabbing at straws here.
The app in question that will now fully support Mac OS X Lion is called WordCrasher, and is said to be the first — well the first one that OS X Daily has come across. There could be many more, which is a bit of a surprise to us, as we learned earlier this week that developers were having a few issues with getting these apps to work with the new Mac OS.
Apple is now said to be accepting apps at a fast rate, so one would presume that the release for version 10.7 would follow shortly. We recently said that the update could now happen tomorrow, but we still do not hold out much hope, since recent reports have come in suggesting July 21st instead.
The reason for this expected delay is due to a security issue; it must be a bad one to delay the release by more than a week. Well we say a delay; there can never be a delay until we enter August, as we already know that Steve Jobs said that Mac OS X Lion would be with us in July. That’s what it also says on Apple’s website.
Apple still has another two weeks to play with the release of Mac OS X Lion in time, and by then they should be able to approve hundreds of apps for support. Releasing it now would not be in the interest of the users, as the apps that they already have might not work once they install the new OS.
The easiest way to see if an app from the Mac App Store supports Mac OS X Lion is by looking at the new features. If you see full screen support, then this is a good sign that it will be ready for Apple’s latest Mac operating system. The only other sign is the date in which it was updated, like WordCrasher, which received its update today, July 14, 2011.
Do you think that we will see Mac OS X Lion this week, ore is it more likely to happen next week?
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