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Apple Sells 1 Million copies of Mac OS X Lion in 1 Day



/ 5 years ago

Once again, Apple is breaking its own records. In the first day of release over one million Mac users have bought and downloaded the brand new Mac OS X Lion from the Apple App Store.

Each copy of the Mac OS X Lion is a 3.7 GB download, and as such that is more than 3.5 petabytes of data. While that is a rather large amount of data on its own, when you consider Apple pushed that data out within 24 hours. If you do the calculations on that you may be staggered to find that the average data throughput is around 44,000 MB/s. If only we all had connections that could cope with that kind of data speed! Apple have clearly invested in some serious server equipment so that they can cope with the demand – remember this is on top of their every day App Store demand.

Oh and did we forget to say that at $29.99 for each copy of Mac OS X Lion, Apple made around £350 a second, or £1.25 million an hour, while that might still be peanuts for Apple, it is certainly a very impressive start for any OS.

No doubt there were lots of other people who didn’t get round to buying the Mac OS X Lion OS straight away, and we are sure that the number of downloads will continue to rocket for another few weeks.

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  • gaetan

    350£ a second…where do I sign up?

  • Leo Bien Durana

    Dunno much about their products, but it seems that your right about the outstanding sales bec. a quarter of my friends just bragged about their upgrades on facebook, e.g. 40% 'til LION, wee! LION atlast, only a couple more hours to roar, and all other feline stuffs. WTH…

  • SJTelford

    Haha yes, If you have the money to have a MacBook or whatever then you will their OS is very good, they claim its the 'most advanced' and it certainly is very good to use. I feel that Win 7 is in lots of ways better, because its easier to pick-up a mouse and start using it, whereas with Mac OS X everything isn't quite 'right' but you soon get used to it and there are lots of features built in. Whenever a new version of Mac OS is released the rich boys love to flaunt it….