AppleInsider is reporting that Mac OS X Lion, alongside disc media, will be sold through the Mac App Store when it becomes available this “summer.” The distribution plan for Lion is expected to be announced at this year’s World Wide Developers Conference which is slated for June 6-10 in San Francisco. This doesn’t sound at […]
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Mac OS X Lion To Reportedly Be Released Through Mac App Store

Mac-OS-X-10.7-Lion_feature.pngAppleInsider is reporting that Mac OS X Lion, alongside disc media, will be sold through the Mac App Store when it becomes available this “summer.” The distribution plan for Lion is expected to be announced at this year’s World Wide Developers Conference which is slated for June 6-10 in San Francisco.

This doesn’t sound at all like a far-fetched idea. In fact, Apple has been issuing seeds of the Lion developer betas through the Mac App Store already. Plus, Apple is making it obvious that they want to cut back on physical media for software. They’ve even removed floor space in their retail stores to adjust accordingly. Removing all physical media would also allow Apple to remove disc drives from their machines, further reducing size, weight, and power consumption.

I would bank on this one. But, I would also expect a version of it on a disc as well. Some people just don’t have the fastest internet around yet, and downloading a 4-5 GB update would be cumbersome at best. However, it’s clear that the Mac App Store is the future of installing software on your Mac.

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