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Apple Plans Scheduled Maintenance To Prep For Lion Launch

Apple Plans Scheduled Maintenance To Prep For Lion Launch

Lion is cautiously emerging from the jungle and into the open plains.

We have heard multiple reports that Apple is scheduling some downtime in order to prepare iTunes for the arrival of Lion. iTunes Connect, a portal that lets developers, musicians, et al, upload details about their products, will be down today from 9AM to 4PM Pacific Time.

We also heard reports that sections of the iTunes Store was unavailable for a period of approximately 3 hours last night (thanks Trey).

Mac OS X Lion will be available to download from the Mac App Store for $29 and will come in at around 4GBs.

Lion is expected to be available to download from tomorrow, Thursday the 14th of July. It is not yet known how Lion will be distributed. Will it be a free-for-all download or will the release be staggered by region in order to reduce the possibility of Apple’s data center falling over?

All will, hopefully, be revealed tomorrow.

Here is a preview of what is coming in OS X Lion.

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  1. Horray!!! At least now I can wait until tomorrow to refresh the Mac App Store every 30 seconds!

    -Chris
    FOM

  2. gwhizkids says:

    This is going to tax the data center like no data center has ever been hit.  Millions of users downloading 4GB packages.  Hope I can get on sometime before August 1st!

  3. JoveroIV says:

    If only it would have happened today. I set a countdown on my iPhone for 9 o’clock PDT ever since the first report came out about that date and no cigar!

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