Apple have now released the OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive for those people who can’t, or won’t download Lion. Unfortunately you have to pay £55 for the pleasure.

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Here is how Apple describe the drive:

OS X Lion is available on a USB thumb drive for installation without the need for a broadband Internet connection. Just plug the drive into your USB port and follow the instructions to install. OS X Lion is also available for a lower price as a digital download from the Mac App Store.

Lion Thumb Drive

Personally I think £55 for putting the £20.99 software on a USB thumb drive is a little excessive – that’s £34 for a thumb drive!

Don’t forget our two guides for doing it yourself:

How To Use Mac OS X Lion Recovery Disk Assistant How to Create a Mac OS X Lion Install DVD or USB