Mountain Lion launching 19 July, latest beta with developers

Karen Haslam
20 June, 2012
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Apple has issued developers with an update to Mountain Lion, suggesting that the company is getting closer to gold master status.

Mountain Lion is expected to launch in July, with the latest estimation being 19 July, according to T-Gaap, who claim to have been given the date by a ‘source’. Their report suggests that the date is likely based on the launch date of Lion being almost exactly one year prior.

Developer Preview 4 is a 1.08GB download via the Mac App Store. The last update was in May.

The company is also said to be about to launch an update for Lion (OS X 10.7.5) that will ensure a smooth transition to the new launch.

During Apple’s WWDC Keynote presentation on Tuesday 12 June Apple revealed that Mountain Lion would cost $20.99 when it ships in July. In addition to details of features unveiled last year, Apple revealed a number of new features including Documents in the Cloud, Notification Centre including Do Not Disturb, Dictation, integration with Facebook, iCloud Tabs in Safari, Power Nap, AirPlay Monitoring, Game Center, and more. Read more about Mountain Lion here.

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  1. Garry says:

    I am beginning to like Apple even more and more, $20.99 for an operating system upgrade for all my devices (iMac and Mac Mini) is marvellous. Compared to the way Microsoft charges it is a pleasure.

    One thing that impresses me with Apple, is that if when I updated to Lion on my iMac recently it was the most recent version with all updates, yet if you purchase Windows 7 from the web store for Microsoft you still need to download not only a 3 G operating system, but another 2 G in updates. To bring it up to date.

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