Mac OS X Lion GM Now Available to Developers

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Mac OS X Lion is so close. It launches later this month, and Apple has just made the Gold Master available to developers. Those who have been keeping track of the new features of Lion already know about iOS-like additions such as Launchpad and the new Mail application (which takes a cue from the iPad version).

As for a release date, all we know is that it’s coming in July. This is still a good sign as the GM usually means that the software is near completion. This is about as close to a release as you get, so long as there are no Lion-breaking bugs, we should see it hit soon.

It will be available to the rest of us for $29.99, which isn’t a bad deal. The downside? I must be downloaded from the Mac App Store, so we hope you have a fast connection. Don’t worry, Apple will let you borrow their wifi if you drop by a store.

[via Apple Developer Site]

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