Posted by: Brett
As previously rumored, Apple confirmed today in their Q3 earnings press release that OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) will be released tomorrow, July 25th, via the Mac App Store for $19.99. This is $10 cheaper than the $29.99 Lion update.
“We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve also just updated the entire MacBook line, will release Mountain Lion tomorrow and will be launching iOS 6 this Fall. We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we’ve got in the pipeline.”
Apple announced that Mountain Lion would debut in July at WWDC 2012 last month, but never gave a specific date. 9to5Mac later confirmed with their retail sources that Apple Stores would be holding “product-indicative” overnights to update demo Macs as well as brief employees on it. Apple released the gold-master release of Mountain Lion to developers two weeks ago on July 9th. The update will be available to users running Snow Leopard and above and those who purchased a new Mac after June 11th will receive the update for free through Apple’s up-to-date program. Mountain Includes over 200 new features, many of which can found on iOS, such as Notification Center, voice dictation, Reminders, Notes, iMessage, Twitter and Facebook integration, Game Center and more. Source: Apple, 2