Apple is set to release OS X Lion tomorrow. The company announced the timing of the launch during an earnings call this afternoon, but the company has actually been showing off the next-generation operating system for a little while.
OS X Lion features more than 250 new features, but here are some of the biggest changes:
- OS X Lion has a new full-screen mode for apps including Safari, Mail, and iPhoto.
- There’s support for new multitouch gestures for laptops or desktops with a Magic Mouse, including three-finger swipes to switch between full-screen apps, or double-tapping with two fingers to zoom.
- Mission Control is a new Exposé-like view that lets you see running apps, windows, and your Dashboard, among other things.
- There’s a new full-screen app launcher called Launchpad which looks an awful lot like iOS.
- Apps will resume where you left off after you close them and re-open them.
Lion will be available as a $29 upgrade for anyone using OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.