Apple Sells 1 Million copies of Mac OS X Lion in 1 Day
Simon Telford / 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.