Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Release Details

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

The Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is an operating system designed, developed, and sold by Apple from 2011 to 2012 alongside Apple’s personal computers. The system was released on July 20, 2011, and was available for $29 from the Mac App Store, on a USB thumb drive for $69, or was preinstalled on currently sold computers.

Mac OS X Lion introduced FaceTime, AirDrop, Emoji support, Mail 5, Adress Book, Address space layout randomization, Apple Push Notification Service, Auto Save, Auto-Correction, Exposé in Dock, FileVault, Finder improvements, Font Book 3, Full-screen apps, iCal and iChat updates, Launchpad, Multi-touch gestures from iOS, and many more.

This software got the last update (10.7.5) on October 4, 2012, and later was replaced by a newer version OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Today Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is 12 years old!

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Details

ReleasedJuly 20, 2011 – 12 years ago
Last Software UpdateOctober 4, 2012 – 11 years ago
Time of Support14 months (1 year)
Original Price$29 from the Mac App Store
$69 for a USB stick
Free starting on June 30, 2021
System RequirementsMac with Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
2 GB RAM
7 GB of hard disk space
Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
DistributionMac App Store
USB stick

Versions of the Mac OS X Lion

VersionsBuildRelease Date
Mac OS X 10.711A511
11A511s*
11A2061
11A2063
July 20, 2011 – 12 years ago
August 16, 2011* – 12 years ago
Mac OS X 10.7.111B26
11B2118
August 16, 2011 – 12 years ago
Mac OS X 10.7.211C74October 12, 2011 – 12 years ago
Mac OS X 10.7.311D50
11D50b
11D50d
February 1, 2012 – 12 years ago
Mac OS X 10.7.411E53May 9, 2012 – 12 years ago
Mac OS X 10.7.511G56September 19, 2012 – 11 years ago
Mac OS X 10.7.5 Supplemental Update11G63October 4, 2012 – 11 years ago
*Original retail USB Thumb Drive release

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