OS X Lion: Wednesday 20 July release date mooted

New MacBook Air coming on same day?

Insiders reckon Apple will unleash Lion tomorrow.

OS X Lion’s release has been the subject of intense gossip this month, as Apple’s self-imposed deadline of the end of July nears. And now AppleInsider says it’s heard the new operating system will finally be outed tomorrow, Wednesday 20 July.

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Word comes from “people with proven track records” speaking to AppleInsider, who say that OS X Lion will go on sale in the US tomorrow at 8.30am EST. What’s more, the new MacBook Air, rocking Thunderbolt, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD and a backlit keyboard will also be launching.

Why should you believe this over last week’s supposedly concrete evidence which suggested a release would happen then? Because Apple has also sent final copies of OS X Lion to its retail stores, for installation on existing demo machines.

So, get set folks. The future lands tomorrow. Will you be hitting the Mac App Store and downloading your copy straight away? Or couldn’t you care less about Apple’s latest hyped release? Let us know what you think on our Facebook and Twitter pages.