OS X Lion 10.7 USB Thumb Drive Now Available from Apple


The latest Mac OS X was released a few weeks back and is said to be the most advanced operating system. Mac OS X Lion 10.7 brought a horde of exciting features relishing the Mac users. However many remained unfortunate and couldn’t download the new OS due to sluggish internet connections or maybe new hard disks. In order to facilitate the users who could not achieve the experience of world’s ‘most advanced’ operating system, Apple has gifted them with a pleasant surprise by officially releasing the new Mac OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive.

This USB is not a normal USB thumb drive but it allows you to install a fresh copy of Lion or upgrade an existing version to the latest OS X Lion. Priced at $69.00, you can order this USB online here and Apple will ship it within 1-3 working days. However the Mac OS X Lion is also available as a digital download from the Mac Store for a lower price ($30) but that requires a high speed broadband connection and you might lose it in case your hard disk crashes. Contrary to this, the thumb drive can be used anywhere at any time in order to install Lion.

The official product page reads out as follows:

OS X Lion is the next major release of the Mac operating system and includes over 250 new features that will transform how you interact with your Mac. Tap, swipe, and scroll your way through your apps using fluid Multi-Touch gestures. Full-screen apps take advantage of every pixel of your display. Mission Control gives you a birds-eye view of everything running on your Mac and makes it easy to navigate anywhere with a click. Launchpad gives you instant access to all the apps on your Mac. And a completely redesigned Mail app features powerful new search capabilities and groups messages into Conversations.

OS X Lion is also available as a digital download from the Mac App Store for a lower price. For users who do not have Broadband Internet access at home, school or work, the OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive is an alternate way to update to OS X Lion.

Before proceeding to update to OS X Lion and placing an order make sure that you have the supported Mac. The system requirements are given below. If you fulfill the requirements then you are safe to go ahead.

System Requirements

  • Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
  • 2GB of memory
  • OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
  • 7GB of available space

Got a new hard disk or want a plug and play, internet free OS X Lion installation then get your USB Thumb Drive now!