Lion tops 1 million downloads on first day

Apple on Thursday announced that more than one million customers bought and downloaded Lion in its first full day of availability from the Mac App Store. That’s $29,990,000 worth of sales—and 3,490,000GB of Lion, if you’re keeping score at home.

Lion includes more than 250 new features, among them support for full-screen apps, Auto Save, Versions, Resume, a slew of new Multi-Touch gestures, Mission Control, and Launchpad. It’s also the first iteration of Mac OS X not to be made available on an install disc. At the moment, the $30 Mac App Store download is the only way to grab Lion, though Apple says a $69 USB stick edition of the OS will be available next month. The software is currently available in 123 countries around the world.

At this writing, OS X Lion sits as the top paid app in the Mac App Store, with an average rating of 4.5 stars from 9300 reviews.

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  • OS X Lion (10.7)
    $30.00

    At $30 for all of your Macs, the only reason not to upgrade to Lion is because you rely on old PowerPC-based apps that won’t run on it. Otherwise, it’s a great price for a major upgrade.

    Get It for $30.00

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