Showcasing a number of new features, Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi earlier today demoed OS X Lion. Notably, the OS update, much like Snow Leopard, will be available for only $29.
Many of the demoed features weren’t surprises, such as multitouch gestures, full screen apps, LaunchPad, and Mission Control, but others were relatively unknown. AirDrop, for example, is a new feature that Schiller explained was a replacement for “sneakernet” – the dynamic of exchanging files via USB thumbdrives. Also, Photobooth is getting some nifty facial tracking.
Federighi spent a good deal of time pining over a new version of OS X Mail which now offers both two and three column views, new search options, a new conversation view and a lot more.