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In keeping with their continued effort of transitioning Mac related software to the App Store, a new report out today says that once Apple decides to release Lion into the wild this summer, they'll distribute it via the Mac App Store. Users would be able to upgrade instantly without needing to pop any sort of physical media into their system.
According to AppleInsider, people familiar with the matter revealed that the Mac App Store, which is available to all users who are running the most recent version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, will become the medium in which users will be able to upgrade their system.
However, even though the Mac App Store would certainly be the way to go for installing the new operating system, one would have to think that Apple would also have an optical disc version ready to go for users who may not have broadband. A source familiar with the situation says that this would be the case "for those with slower connections, or [for those who for whatever reason do] not want to download it."
Regardless, it's widely expected that Apple will make their distribution plans for Lion known a little shy of a month away at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, June 6 through 10. Apple has stated that the conference this year would feature the "future" of the Mac operating system.
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