The disc will be available if a user requests it (or has slow broadband/dial-up) but the digital download will be the default.
Apple launched the Mac App Store in January and it is expected to be a major component of 10.7 Lion.
If accurate, the move is part of a broader plan by Apple to lose the SuperDrive altogether, with upcoming MacBook Pros expected to remove the drive in an effort to make thinner notebooks with better battery life.
Apple is expected to reveal Lion at their June event instead of the iPhone 5.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 8 May 2011 1:47