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Apple Planning Overnights in Preparation for Mac OS X Lion Launch

July 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm

The time is finally upon us, and Mac users couldn’t be happier.  Multiple sources within Apple retail outlets are confirming that Apple’s latest Mac OS, Lion, is slated for release tomorrow.  In preparation for the launch, Apple stores will be conducting an overnight installation of the OS on store computers and putting up new advertising related to the launch.  BGR and 9to5 Mac are reporting that hard drives with the OS have already been shipped to the stores and are just waiting to be loaded so that customers can get a first-hand look at the changes in Lion.

It’s also been rumored the new Macbook Airs will launch alongside the release of Lion, but as yet no official confirmation has been found of this.  The new Macbook Air is supposed to feature a faster chip, Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor, and the new Thunderbolt I/O ports, as well as backlit keyboards.  So if you’re looking to pick up a new Macbook, you may want to hold off until tomorrow and see what develops.

A previous report, which turned out to be false, suggested an overnight with release of Lion on July 13th.  That date was pushed back, possibly to coincide with the Macbook release.

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