Those 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.