Mac App Store Begins Featuring Lion-Ready Apps

Recently, Apple has encouraged developers to begin submitting their Lion-compatible applications to the Mac App Store. Despite expectations for Lion’s release today, it has yet to appear, though apps prepared for the new OS are beginning to emerge.

OS X Daily has identified a few, including WordCrasher, which now supports Lion, and MacStories has discovered three additional apps.

These updates encompass a variety of Lion’s new features, such as full-screen capabilities, fresh Multi-Touch gestures, and the Versions and Resume functions. Apple has also rolled out updates for many of its proprietary applications this week, enhancing the entire iLife ’11 suite and Aperture.

Although many anticipated that Lion would be released today, it now seems more probable that it will debut next week.

This postponement, whether official or not (as Apple only ever specified “July” for its release), provides developers additional time to refine their apps to be fully compatible with Lion ahead of its public rollout.


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