Lion tops 1 million downloads on first day

Lex Friedman
22 July, 2011
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Apple today announced that more than one million customers bought and downloaded Lion in its first full day of availability from the Mac App Store. That’s US$29,990,000 worth of sales—and 3,490,000GB of Lion, if you’re keeping score at home.

Lion includes more than 250 new features, among them support for full-screen apps, Auto Save, Versions, Resume, a slew of new Multi-Touch gestures, Mission Control and Launchpad. It’s also the first iteration of Mac OS X not to be made available on an install disc. At the moment, the $31.99 Mac App Store download is the only way to grab Lion, though Apple says a $75 USB stick edition of the OS will be available next month. The software is currently available in 123 countries around the world.

At this writing, OS X Lion sits as the top paid app in the Mac App Store, with an average rating of 4.5 stars from 9300 reviews.

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  1. Janet88 says:

    Well, I believe this would happen, but wasn’t expecting so quickly.
    1 million downloads in just one day, awesome!
    Apple win again, so with those app developers like ifunia live on it.

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