“With the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion this summer, Apple will make the switch to a new kind of digital distribution for its operating system upgrades by releasing the software first through its new Mac App Store,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“The Mac App Store, available to all users running the most recent version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, will become the de facto method for obtaining the Lion upgrade, people familiar with the matter have revealed,” Hughes reports. “Users will be able to upgrade instantly without the need for physical media by purchasing Lion through the Mac App Store.”
Hughes reports, “While the Mac App Store will be the preferred method for installing Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, set for release this summer, it’s logical to presume that Apple will also offer an optical disc for people who may not have broadband. At least person with knowledge of the situation claims that this will indeed be the case ‘for those with slower connections, or [for those who for whatever reason do] not want to download it.'”
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