Apple previews OS X Lion, updates iLife, MacBook Air

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Company also launches desktop version of FaceTime at Mac-focused event

The next major version of OS X took center stage at an Apple press event Wednesday, but it wasn’t the only Mac-centric news to come out of Cupertino. In addition to previewing Mac OS X 10.7—which Apple calls “Lion”—the company also released an updated version of iLife, rolled out a dekstop version of its FaceTime video-conferencing application, and revamped its MacBook Air lineup.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs called Mac OS X Lion the “entrée” of Wednesday’s press event, though the company didn’t offer extensive information about its next major OS X update. Lion is slated to arrive in summer 2011.

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