Developer Preview of Lion Arrives with More New Features

On Thursday, Apple released a developer build of OS X Lion, and some features of the update will seem awfully familiar to iPad and iPhone developers. “The iPad has inspired a new generation of innovative features in Lion,” said Apple’s Phil Schiller in a press release.

Those iPad-inspired features include popovers, overlay scrollbars, full-screen support for apps, multi-touch support and Resume, which recreates the last state of your apps when you relaunch them or restart your Mac. Other new features in the release include AirDrop, Versions, Mission Control, Launchpad, FileVault, and Mail 5.

Unlike previous versions of OS X, Lion also includes a server version of the operating system.

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