FINALLY! Lion finally landed in the Mac App Store today, and it’s sitting there so nice and pretty ready for you to download. Go pick it up now
for $29.99. Just remember that there are system requirements! For more info on that and how to get your Mac prepped for Lion, click here
Of course, the anticipated MacBook Airs were also released today. They now feature Intel Core i5 and i7 dual-core processors, the Thunderbolt port, a backlit keyboard, and–of course–Lion right out of the box. They still come in 11-inch and 13-inch models and boast a 2.5 times performance boost.
The big surprise today was a Mac Mini update. The Minis also get the Intel Core i5 and i7 along with AMD Radeon graphics, Thunderbolt, and Lion. This time around, though, the Mini says peace to the optical drive. The mini can, however, use optical drives from other PCs and Macs, and it works with the MacBook Air SuperDrive.
Apple also announced the new 27-inch Thunderbolt Display, which is the world’s first display with Thunderbolt I/O. The Display uses a single cable to connect users to a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac and allow users to access the display’s FaceTime camera, high-quality audio, and Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800, USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt ports.
Lastly, a very sad goodbye to the faithful white MacBook. You’ll notice the MacBook no longer appears on apple.com. Seems sad to just see it go so quietly. I had one for 3 years that earned me my degree. RIP, MacBook. It’s been real.
We’ll have more updates on when all of these products will be available in stores soon, so stay tuned!