Rumor: Lion To Be Released This Weekend?

Rumor: Lion To Be Released This Weekend?

According to 9to5Mac, one of their trusted sources is claiming that Apple Stores will be pulling huge downloads over the weekend, after the multimedia for Apple Store 2.0 has already been pulled. The likely reason? Downloading Lion to all of their display machines.

Mac OS X Lion

From their source:

The “gigs of data” for sunday, as far as I can tell from the general consensus around the store and some of my contacts is that we will infact be downloading OS X Lion images and installing on all FOH machines for a Sunday launch. Nothing else fits since all other visual content has already been pulled from the apple servers that we gather content from. Lion is the mutual feeling around the store, even from managers. Speaking of managers, they have been given a general idea about what is happening, but full details will be revealed to them on friday evening.

9to5Mac rightly points out that this is purely speculative, but still, it is an interesting thought. What are your thoughts on the matter? As always, feel free to sound off in the comments!