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.

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2 replies on “Apple OS X Lion coming on July 20th”

  1. Is that right?
    Apple has not supported full screen apps up until now??
    I was not aware and find that a little shocking actually.

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