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Apple Releases Second Mac OS X Lion Build To Developers

Apple has released the second build of Mac OS X Lion in its developers testing channel, indicating that the company is set for a June launch.

The release of the build comes just days Apple announced that this year's World Wide Developers Conference would see some ground breaking revelations related to Mac OS X and iOS. The tickets to the highly anticipated conference were sold out in just 12 hours.

The first build version of Mac OS X Lion seeded by Apple contained many bugs but this new release is expected to fix those bugs and bring some new features for developers to try out.

Earlier reports had suggested the pre-release software would be 'Gold Master' status, though AppleInsider suggests the build contains roughly a dozen known issues.

The new build, which comes with the build number 11A419, has a newly revamped iCal user interface, similar to the one found on the iPad. Apple has claimed that Mac OS X Lion will come with “the power of OS X. The magic of iPad”.

Some other features that are expected to come with the Mac operating system include Mission Control, AirDrop, multi-touch gestures and animations.

The updated Mac OS X Lion build is only available to registered Apple developers and can be downloaded after procuring a code directly from Apple.