OS X Lion to Hit UK Mac App Store at 1AM Tonight?



For some time, we’ve heard that Mac OS X 10.7 would arrive Thursday, now comes a report the UK may be the first to hear the ‘Lion’ roar. The Cupertino, Calif. company will release its new version of the Mac operating system on the UK Mac App Store at 1 am, according to a report citing “a close contact at Apple.”

“We’ve just received information from a close contact at Apple that Lion will be arriving at about 1am tonight (UK time),” according to the “Speak Apple” blog. The site contends today’s announcement of iTunes Connect maintenance is due to last-minute preparations before Lion’s release.

Apple has already released a number of beta versions of Lion and said the new OS styled after its iOS mobile software would be released this month.