OS X Lion to drop in July for $29

Mon, Jun 6, 2011


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.



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