Apple issued a PR release a couple hours ago to broadcast yesterday’s OS X Lion debut resulted in over 1 million downloads on the first day, which, is pretty impressive. Given the fact it was available straight from the Mac App Store probably helped too, eh?
CUPERTINO, Californiaâ€”July 21, 2011â€”AppleÂ® today announced that in just one day, over one million users bought and downloaded Mac OSÂ® X Lion, the eighth major release of the worldâ€™s most advanced operating system. Available through the MacÂ® App Storeâ„¢ for $29.99 (US), users are buying Lion faster than any other OS release in Appleâ€™s history.
â€œLion is off to a great start, user reviews and industry reaction have been fantastic,â€ said Philip Schiller, Appleâ€™s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. â€œLion is a huge step forward, itâ€™s not only packed with innovative features but itâ€™s incredibly easy for users to update their Macs to the best OS weâ€™ve ever made.â€
Well said, Schiller. OS X Lion will be available from Apple Retail stores in August for $69 via a USB stick. However, you can easily make your own for free.
I installed Lion last night and it took a mere 12 minutes to install, after a lengthy download. So far, everything feels great but the reverse scrolling is going to take a while to get used to. When will Apple introduce TRIM support for non-Apple SSDs? For $30 bucks, this is well worth the upgrade.
Did you install Lion? How do you like it so far?