A source talking over at Three Guys And A Podcast notes that they have been told that OS X 10.7 Lion will be released on Wednesday, July 6th at 9:00AM PST, noting:
[quote]One particular item of interest about this news is that with OS X Lion being an online-release-only, Apple can wait until the 11th hour to release new OS. They don’t have to first lock it down, then press it onto DVDs, then box it, then ship to their hundreds of stores and through distribution in order to meet a certain publicly announced launch date. With an online release, Apple just needs to upload the final release to their servers and then make it available.[/quote]
However there is no second source to corroborate the claim of a July 6th launch date, it does align well with Apple’s fiscal quarter.Apple has also said it won’t be shipping any new hardware until Lion is released.So prepare your Macs. We can expect Lion to be launching early next week.