Apple to Launch OS X Mountain Lion on July 25th?

mountainlionApple's set to release the latest version of OS X later this month. OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) is a $19.99 upgrade that will be available on the Mac App Store.

The latest Mac operating system contains a number of improvements and features. The list includes Reminders, Messages, Notification Center, Power Nap, Dictation, Gatekeeper and many more.

Apple has only said that the new version of OS X will launch in July, but 9to5Mac now speculates that Apple may be launching the new version of OS X on July 25th.

The reasoning comes from reports that Apple Retail stores will be performing overnight updates to stores on July 24th. Those updates could include the posting of marketing information and OS installations of OS X Mountain Lion to store computers.

While the exact content of the overnight updates aren't yet confirmed, the timing would also correlate with Vacation blackout days that MacRumors had heard from several employees at a thirty-party firm that offers technical support for Apple products.

Top Rated Comments

CarlHeanerd Avatar
155 months ago
I've always been slow to adopt apples newest os and os updates. Only retarded or new os x users adopt early updates. But I will never upgrade to mountain lion. I don't need sand boxing or fewer features or iOS like options. Screw apple.
MacRumors needs to return the downvote button. Clearly you haven't had a chance to get your hands on the new OS yet, but I can assure you that there are many more changes and refinements under the hood than the additional "iOS goodies" Apple has sprinkled on top. I have been using this as my primary OS for a few months now and my computer has gotten a breath of fresh life as far as speed and feeling lightweight. Don't expect any major overhauls for interface or core technologies until OS XI, if that ever exists.

And hey, if you don't want the new features, by all means don't use them. You have that option, unlike another company's competing operating system.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
edry.hilario Avatar
155 months ago
they also speculate that there wont be any updated hardware WTF!!!!!! seriously whats going with the iMacs is anyone with me?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Johnf1285 Avatar
155 months ago
I hope 2012 iMac rumors start to trickle in now too. I think many will be disappointed if the iMac and Mac Mini don't get Ivy Bridge updates along side the Mountain Lion release.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lannisters4life Avatar
155 months ago
Is this only a upgrade or can I download it to make a clean install?
Also, all revisions of Lion that I got in the torrents and all the previews of Mountain Lion I've tried are buggy in my computer (iMac late 2008 3.06gh C2D and 4gb mem) so what if I pay for this Mountain Lion and it's still buggy?
Does anyone knows if I would be able to get a refund from Apple..?:confused:
You can always download and make a bootable USB to make a clean install. But are you that worried about $20?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sofabutt Avatar
155 months ago
Wgas?

I've always been slow to adopt apples newest os and os updates. Only new os x users adopt early updates. But I will never upgrade to mountain lion. I don't need sand boxing or fewer features or iOS like options. Screw apple.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BlackMangoTree Avatar
155 months ago
Mountain Lion is incredibly fast blows away Lion, a must upgrade from the get go.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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