Apple has finally released the official OS X Lion USB thumb drive we've all been waiting for. Or not. It's now available to order via Apple's online store and should also be readily available at Apple retail locations for $69. Apple has stopped including the OS installation DVDs and USB thumb drives with all Macs since it made the latest OS X available to purchase thru the Mac App Store for just $29. Those of you who already purchased OS X Lion via the Mac App Store will be able to create their own Apple-logoless and less fancier USB thumb drive installation hardcopy using Apple's handy Lion Recovery Disk Assistant that creates a copy of Lion on your USB thumb drive for safe keeping. Good luck with all of your OS endeavors!