OS X 10.7 Lion: It’s OS X Meets iOS. Muti-Touch, Mac App Store, Mission Control, More

Today during their Back to the Mac event today at their headquarters in Cupertino, Apple gave a first glimpse of the next version of OS X. As anticipated, OS X 10.7 is going to be called “Lion”. What perhaps wasn’t so anticipated (though we guessed), was how inspired it would be by iOS.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs noted that iOS came from OS X. But he said that with IOS, they’ve invented new things and perfected others. And now it’s time to bring those features “back to the Mac,” Jobs noted.

Jobs said that OS X Lion was essentially Mac OS X meets the iPad. It has multi-touch gestures, a Mac App Store, app home screens, full-screen apps, auto-save, and apps that resume when launched. Those are just a handful of features Apple is showing off today, Jobs said.

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