The wait is finally over. Apple has let the Lion out of the bag and you can download it right now from the Mac App Store for $29.99 (€23.99) (£20.99). The download comes in at 3.49GB and it’s already the top grossing app sold in the Mac Store after less than an hour. Lion Server is also available for $49.99 through the Mac App Store as an add-on to Lion (Mac App Store Link)
Remember, you need to be on Snow Leopard to get Lion. If you don’t have Snow Leopard, you can buy it from Apple here or from an Apple retailer / reseller.
What you need to know about upgrading.
Apple® today announced that Mac OS® X Lion, the eighth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system with more than 250 new features, is available today as a download from the Mac® App Store™ for $29.99. Some of the amazing features in Lion include: new Multi-Touch® gestures; system-wide support for full screen apps; Mission Control, an innovative view of everything running on your Mac; the Mac App Store, the best place to find and explore great software, built right into the OS; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app.
“Lion is the best version of OS X yet, and we’re thrilled that users around the world can download it starting today,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Lion makes upgrading a Mac easier than ever before; just launch the Mac App Store, buy Lion with your iTunes account, and the download and install process will begin automatically.”