Apple has already spoken about Lion before, but had not mentioned the release date or pricing. It seems like an incremental update to some people, and they were shocked to find that Apple plans to sell it for $29.99. The new OSX Lion is set to show off 200 new features and implement the layout, look and feel of the iPad. While enabling one to run apps on a big screen.
Apple have decided to release OSX Lion exclusively in the App store, this is smart thinking that it will have less amounts of piracy floating around when compared to selling discs, and that also cuts down on manufacturing time and costs. Apple is also planning to offer OSX Lion Server edition for a mere $49.99, and that is a great deal for the previous license that was nearly $500.
This also shows that there might be most likely still a Mac mini server in the future. But also it's important to keep in mind with Lion dubbed at 64 bit only, it will not be able to support Core Solo and Core Duo, Apple Macintosh's.
OSX Lion is set to hit the Mac App store, this July.