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Lion Downloads Top One Million

Published on July 21, 2011
by John Paczkowski

Lion, the latest iteration of Apple’s OS X operating system, is off to a great start. On Thursday afternoon, the company announced that more than one million copies were purchased and downloaded during its first day of availability. “Users are buying Lion faster than any other OS release in Appleā€™s history,” the company said in a statement.

Impressive. Recall that Apple sold two million copies of OS X Leopard during its first weekend at market, and that OS was distributed on optical discs sold online and off, not exclusively through the still quite new Mac App store.

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