Apple NEWs: OSX Lion available, MacBook Air updates and more



Apple has released MAC OSX Lion 10.7 and is available for download only at the Mac App Store for $29.99 (approx. Php 1,290) at a size of 3.49GB.

It showcases over 250 brand new features, which include multi-touch gesture support and the ability to run apps in full-screen mode (which recent Windows-to-Mac converts will appreciate). Furthermore, it has the App Store already built-in, and introduces Mission Control (give users a bird’s-eye view of all processes for easier management) and Launchpad (provides shortcuts to apps like iPad’s interface).

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Apple has also released the all-new Macbook Air (which will come with OSX Lion), and now features Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, Thunderbolt i/o’s , all-flash storage and the return of the backlit keyboard. The Mac Mini has also been updated with improved processors and Thunderbolt as well, although the optical drive has been removed.

The MacBook Air will start retailing at $999 (approx. Php 42,590)

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The world’s first Thunderbolt Display has also been announced, which allows Mac notebook users to connect to a larger display. With a daisy-chain capacity of up to five devices, using the display will also grant additional ports: 3 USB 2.0 ports, Firewire 800 and Gigabit Ethernet. It is reported to be officially released soon and will retail at $999 (approx. Php 42,590).

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