USB Lion Disks Now Available For Fulfillment Through AppleCare

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Been holding out on buying Lion until you can get it on officially sanctioned physical media? According to 9to5Mac, Lion USB recover media is now available for fulfillment… an it’ll even be handed out free to those of us who aren’t able to use Lion’s built-in recovery tools to restore their hosed Macs.

That’s interesting, because to me, it implies that if you replace your hard drive and need to perform a clean install, you may be eligible to get the normally $69 Lion USB key for free.

Of course, why spend $69 for something you can make yourself for free anyway? As long as you have a spare 4GB USB disk lying around, making your own installable OS X Lion disk couldn’t be easier.