Apple announced the release date of its latest operating system, Mountain Lion, during its earnings call today. Tomorrow, July 25th, will mark the day that you can buy Apple’s ninth operating system for only $19.99. That’s $10 cheaper than Apple’s previous OS release, Lion. However, users will only be able to buy it via the Mac App Store – no USB keys or discs. 9to5 Mac reports that users can buy one copy of the OS and download it onto 5 other Mac computers using the Mac App Store’s purchased apps feature.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook broke the news during its Q3 financial earnings call:
“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.”
As we’ve reported in the past, Mountain Lion will contain new features that will bring the OS even closer to iOS. Messages, Notification Center, Reminders and many more new features will help merge the two together.
For $20 and over 200 features, what reason is there not to upgrade?
Source: Apple Press Info