Earlier this month at WWDC, Apple announced that OS X Mountain Lion would be getting it’s release date in July, but did not give us a specific date. Pricing, they told us, was going to be a mere $19.99 for the upgrade from previous version of Apple’s desktop OS. The update will be available in the same way Lion was, through the Mac App Store that was introduced in late Snow Leopard updates. After the keynote, Apple released a “near-final” edition to developers to start making sure their apps are up to snuff with the new features and updated APIs.
Now, MacRumors is hearing from “several employees” at a third-party retailer that offers tech support for Apple products that their company has imposed a vacation blackout from July 22-29, requiring “all hands on deck in it’s desktop and portables devision” for something that was unspecified. This of course leads to the obvious speculation that Mountain Lion could be dropping around that time. Some are curious also if Apple will be holding a hardware related event as they did last year with the simultaneous launch of the new MacBook Air alongside OS X Lion. Guess we will have to wait till then too see.
Don’t forget to check out our comparison between iOS 6 and Mountain Lion.
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