Apple Confirms OS X Lion To Launch On Mac App Store This Wednesday

It's official, Apple's OS X Lion and revamped MacBook Airs will indeed be hitting stores this week—tomorrow, to be exact. During Apple's Q3 earnings call today, Apple Chief Operating officer Peter Oppenheimer confirmed that OS X Lion will be available on the Mac App Store starting this Wednesday and that revamped MacBook Airs will be arriving at the same time with OS X Lion pre-installed.

The duo was originally rumored for a launch last week, which didn't pan out. That led to rumors of an imminent launch this Thursday or Friday. For those eagerly anticipating the new MacBook Airs, that's at least one less day to wait. The MacBook Airs, powered by OS X Lion, will come with the latest Intel Sandy Bridge chips, the Thunderbolt connector port, a backlit keyboard, and boosted RAM and SSD.

OS X Lion will be a major update to the platform, introducing over 250 new features, including more multi-touch gestures, Mission Control, Launchpad, Versions, Automatic Backups and much much more. The new OS will only be available through the Mac App Store for download and costs just $29.99.

[via TUAW]