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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.

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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


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