Lion Becomes Top Paid App on Mac App Store, Disables Flash Player Hardware Acceleration Plus Other Adobe Goodies; MacBook Air Shipments Hits 500,000 Units

Apple's Mac OS X Lion, within hours of its yesterday's launch has already become the top paid app on the Mac App Store. The Lion, since its launch has garnered over 6756 reviews.The most amazing part is the user reaction to the product, as demonstrated by the Mac App Store's star-based review system. Some are […]

Apple's Mac OS X Lion, within hours of its yesterday's launch has already become the top paid app on the Mac App Store. The Lion, since its launch has garnered over 6756 reviews.

The most amazing part is the user reaction to the product, as demonstrated by the Mac App Store's star-based review system. Some are calling OS X Lion a leap forward for the Mac and others have called it an operating system that takes some getting used to.

The more favorable reviews seem to love the changes, with some calling it the "greatest OS ever," "mind-blowing," and saying "it was worth the wait."

Refernce: Mac App Store

In another new releated to Lion: In addition to the goodies, Lion also brings some unwanted side-effects with Adobe writing in a knowledge base article that the operating system disables hardware acceleration while exhibiting other issues with their Mac apps:

"Flash Player may cause higher CPU activity when playing a YouTube video possibly related to disabled hardware acceleration. Custom native mouse cursors are not animating properly on Mac 10.7. The Flash Player settings dialog does not respond to mouse clicks. If you find yourself in this state, you can use the "tab" key to change the focus to the "Close" button and use the spacebar to close the dialog. While not all settings are available, you can also use the Flash Player native control panel located in System Preferences," informs Adobe.

Other affected products include: Fireworks, Illustrator, Acrobat, Lightroom, Photoshop and Premiere Pro. On a brighter note, Adobe promised to "investigate" which of the Lion-specific features will see support in their Mac programs, such as Restore, Autosave, Versioning, Full Screen Mode and new multitouch gestures.

Adobe on Tuesday released Photoshop Elements on Mac App Store for $80, a modest saving over the $99 for boxed version.

In other new related to Apple's July 20 products launch: It seems the Sandy Bridged powered new MacBook Air is bound to become another smash hit for Apple.

The shipments of the latest MacBook Air from the supply chain already reached 400,000-500,000 units in June, the volume expected "to remain strong throughout July and August". If shipments remain at this level, Apple could ship at least a million and half units of the third-generation MacBook Air during the September quarter:

"The sources estimated that Apple's MacBook series sales will reach 13-14 million units in 2011 and may even reach 15 million units, while adding that Apple is the only vendor that has provided a full shipments forecast to the first quarter of 2012 as the IT industry is being rather conservative about the overall demand in the second half of 2011," reports digitimes.

[Via: Digitimes, KB2-90508]