Apple’s Lion sells 1 million copies in first day


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More than 1 million people have downloaded the latest version of Apple’s operating software, Mac OS X Lion, to their computers on the first day, the company said Thursday.

At that rate, users are buying Lion faster than any other operating software release in the company’s history.


The announcement comes on the heels of a jaw-dropping second-quarter results this week.

Lion, priced at $30 and available as a digital download from the Mac App Store, is the eighth major update of OS X for Mac computers of which Apple sold 3.95 million in the second quarter.

Lion will also be available on a USB thumb drive for $69 in August. Or shoppers who don’t want to wait around for the software to download over slower Internet connections can hit their local Apple store where the folks will do it for them.


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-- Jessica Guynn