For those of you who aren’t able to download your OS X Lion upgrade for any reason, Apple is now selling its $69 Lion USB thumb drives.
The device is intended for those who don’t have access to a broadband connection and makes it easy to upgrade your Mac:
OS X Lion is available on a USB thumb drive for installation without the need for a broadband Internet connection. Just plug the drive into your USB port and follow the instructions to install. OS X Lion is also available for a lower price as a digital download from the Mac App Store.
Of course, the downside to purchasing the OS on a USB drive is that $69 price tag — that’s more than double the price of the digital download in the Mac App Store, which is just $29.99.
Those of you who have already downloaded Lion and simply want the USB drive as a back up, you can create your own for a fraction of the cost using the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant.
[via 9to5 Mac]