Apple has announced that downloads of its newly released Mac operating system, Mountain Lion, has hit more than three million in four days, making it the most successful OS X launch in the company’s history.
“Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever,” said Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Philip Schiller.
An earlier report from online advertising network Chitika confirmed that the new OS X accounted for 3.2 percent of all versions of Apple’s operating system, just 48 hours following its debut.
Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) was launched in Australia on July 25, available exclusively through the Mac App Store for $20.99 as a 4.34GB download. Apple’s ninth major Mac OS release features more than 200 new features, including a Messages app, Notification Center, Dictation, AirPlay Mirroring, Game Center and more. Facebook in integration will also be available in an upcoming software update to the new OS X, Apple has confirmed.
To read Macworld Australia’s full review of Mountain Lion, click here.