OS X Mountain Lion to Launch July 25?
OS X Mountain Lion is Appleís next large update to their Mac computer operating system that will bring over 200 new features to the Mac Ė among these are some new applications, Notification Center, and dictation. Announced to come out this summer, OS X Mountain Lion will be a digital download from the Mac App Store for all Mac OS X Lion and Mac OS X Snow Leopard users for $19.99.
The operating system is currently in its Golden Master state, which is the version just before the public release. In this release, all the last bit of bugs are hopefully squashed. It has been out to developers for about a week and it is raising the eyebrow of when the final release will finally be live in the Mac App Store so everyone can enjoy all of its goodies. Apple has also recently informed all application developers that they need to start submitting their Mountain Lion applications for review
to the Mac App Store.
Itís already the middle of July, so it canít be too long now. Citing a report by 9to5Mac, Apple Stores are planning overnights on Tuesday, July 24th, which is a possible indication that Apple could be planning a July 25th release for the new operating system. The 25th is a Wednesday.
With time closing in quickly and this interesting event occurring just in time for the release window of OS X Mountain Lion, itís justified to take into consideration that something big is going to happen. Apple will need to work on getting all their in-store demo machines up to date with the new Mac operating system so that customers will have an up-to-date feel for their products. All of this needs to be done while the stores don't have customers in them for it to be done efficiently, which is why it cannot be done during normal business hours.
If the rumors are true, itís good to know that Apple waited until the almost the very last minute to get the operating system out because it means theyíve been working hard with developers to make sure the release is stable for us.