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

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?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Joseph Grey
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
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?!

Bertie Hobbs
Bertie Hobbs

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

mat towns
mat towns

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

mat towns
mat towns

Not today then UK

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.

Chris Antonello

7:47AM EDT and still NOTHING

Kyle Brown
Kyle Brown

When is lion going to be in canada

Marius Stefan Bethge
Marius Stefan Bethge

Nothing in Germany either…

mat towns
mat towns

in the uk not here on my machine SL upgraded

mat towns
mat towns

in the uk not here on my machine SL upgraded

Bryan Boudreau

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

Abc12369 Ruffman
Abc12369 Ruffman

US and nothing

Anonymous
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
Anonymous

Nothing

Fabiano Montanari

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

Kit Lynam

As of 03:33, I can confirm – no.

Nick Pryor
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… 

mat towns
mat towns

A BIG FAT NOTHING

mat towns
mat towns

A BIG FAT NOTHING

mat towns
mat towns

YES

mat towns
mat towns

YES

Darren Sloan

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

Darren Sloan

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

Daniel Hale

01:20 
Yep, not going to happen. :/

Daniel Hale

01:20 
Yep, not going to happen. :/

Darren Sloan

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

Daniel Hale

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

ronald ronald
ronald ronald

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

Darren Sloan

01:02 ……………………..nothing 🙁

Zachary Stoloff

9 more minutes till 1 am

James Batten
James Batten

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

Darren Sloan

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

Darren Sloan

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

Darren Sloan

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

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.

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