Apple have announced that downloads of Mac OS X Lion exceeded one million in its first day of availability on the Mac App Store, that obviously equates to sales of $29,900.00. Now, that’s not bad for a days work! Those sales are faster than any other OS release in the company’s history and possibly point to a sign of the times with the sucess of the Mac App Store now accelerating to new levels.
“Lion is off to a great start, user reviews and industry reaction have been fantastic,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Lion is a huge step forward, it’s not only packed with innovative features but it’s incredibly easy for users to update their Macs to the best OS we’ve ever made.”
Lion introduces more than 250 new features to the Mac, including 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; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app.