Mac OS X Mountain Lion update landing July 25th as Apple stores prep late night openings

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mountain-lion-logo.jpgThose waiting for Apple to send forth Mountain Lion-goodness to their Mac computers can stop holding their breath; everything is now pointing to a 25th July launch for the next-generation version of Mac OS X.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple are preparing a number of their retail stores for overnight openings on Tuesday 24th July in preparation for a flood of customers looking to get their hands on the new operating system.

However, with no new hardware being sold, 9to5Mac suggest that the late night openings won’t be public; instead, it’ll give Apple Store employees a chance to update all the inshore Macs with the newest version of the OS.

Over 200 new features will be coming to Mac OS X with Mountain Lion, including deep Facebook and Twitter integration, Game Center features and AirPlay screen mirroring.

When it lands in the US, it’ll cost $19.99, with UK users expected to pay somewhere between £15 and £20. However, some older Macs will be incompatible with Mountain Lion.

Via: 9to5Mac

Gerald Lynch