According to TechCrunch, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion may sport an entirely new interface in addition to the other enhancements we have been expecting, such as Mission Control. They also claim that a developer beta of Lion should be available soon. Check out an excerpt from TechCrunch below:
…from what we’re hearing, Apple is now using it internally. That they’re testing it shouldn’t be surprising, but it’s apparently being widely used internally. Recent statistics seem to confirm this. Looking over the TechCrunch logs, it seems that OS X 10.7 (Lion) has been seeing a surge of usage in recent weeks. After peaking in late August/early September, stats fell off a bit. But now they’re soaring again, indicating that full-scale internal testing is underway.
And while we already know some of the new features thanks to Apple’s preview, there are still a few surprises, apparently. One of these is a much-anticipated UI overhaul. But that means that developers are going to need to be ready when it rolls out. And along those lines, we’re hearing that a developer beta should begin soon…
I, for one, will be jumping on that developer beta faster than a cheetah in pursuit of a gazelle.