Apple Mac OS X Lion hits more than 1 million copies sold on first day

By on Jul 22, 2011 in Software, Technology, World Comments

Apple has sold more than one million copies of its Lion software on its first day, in which the company said was faster than any other OS they have ever sold.

Apple Lion OS X
Image Credit: Mac App Store

As announced by Apple on its official website on Thursday, July 21, 2011, over a million copies of Mac OS X Lion has been bought, which went on sale on Wednesday at Mac App Store for $29.99.

Lion is off to a great start, user reviews and industry reactions have been fantastic,” Apple’s Worldwide Product Marketing senior vice president Philip Schiller said on the report.

Lion is a huge step forward, it’s not only packed with innovative features but it’s incredibly easy for users to update their Macs to the best OS we’ve ever made.” Schiller added.

The Lion, which is the first version of Apple’s Mac OS to be offered via the Mac App Store, while users need a OS X v10.6.6 or later and should upgrade Snow Leopard v10.6.8, the latest version.

According to Apple, Lion OS, which was made available in 123 countries, introduces more than 250 new features to the Mac, including Multi-Touch gestures, Mission Control and Launchpad.

Also notably included in the Lion OS is the Air Drop feature which allows users to send files wirelessly to anyone around them provided that the featured is activated; as well as the Resume, which ensures apps will reopen to where the user left it off.

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