Lion Downloads Hits One Million Mark in A Day, Apple Announced

Earlier in the day, diTii reported that Apple's next generation Mac OS X Lion operating system has become the Top Paid app in Mac App Store. Now, the Cupertion company has just reported that "in just one day, over one million users bought and downloaded Mac OS X Lion, the eighth major release of the […]

Earlier in the day, diTii reported that Apple's next generation Mac OS X Lion operating system has become the Top Paid app in Mac App Store. Now, the Cupertion company has just reported that "in just one day, over one million users bought and downloaded Mac OS X Lion, the eighth major release of the world's most advanced operating system." (emphasis added)

Available through the Mac App Store for $29.99 (US), users are buying Lion faster than any other OS release in Apple's history.

Available in 123 countries, the Mac App Store brings the revolutionary App Store experience to the Mac so you can find great new apps, buy them using your iTunes® account, download and install them in just one step. The Mac App Store offers apps in Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities and other categories. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what's hot, see staff favorites, search categories and look up top charts for paid and free apps, as well as user ratings and reviews. The Mac App Store is built right into Lion and available for Snow Leopard® users through Software Update as part of Mac OS X version 10.6.8.

"Lion is off to a great start, user reviews and industry reaction have been fantastic," said Philip Schiller, Apple' svp of Worldwide Product Marketing. "Lion is a huge step forward, it's not only packed with innovative features but it's incredibly easy for users to update their Macs to the best OS we've ever made."

[Source:Apple Press]