July 2012 – Apple news

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While Apple’s website doesn’t specify a date for the release of Mountain Lion, rumors and previous releases have pointed to the 25th of July (ie tomorrow in USA). However today it was within a press release on Apple’s Q3 earnings press release that CEO Tim Cook announced that OSX Mountain Lion will be launching tomorrow (America time).


“We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “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.”


OSX Mountain Lion will be a very reasonable $20.99 Australian and available through the Mac App Store.

Users who have purchased a mac from July 11 onward are eligible for a free upgrade to Mountain Lion when available. Users will have 30 days from when Mountain Lion is available to make their up-to-date request.

For more info click the link to Apple’s Up-to-Date program and be sure to go back there once Mountain Lion is available.


To see what is new within OSX Mountain Lion click the link below:



System Requirements: OS X v10.6.8 or later, 2GB of memory, 8GB of available storage space

The Supported models: MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer), MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer), MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer), Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer), iMac (mid-2007 or newer), Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)


A final note:

Take heed: please wait before updating the the ‘latest and greatest’ as it may well cause more harm than is worthwhile. Drivers for peripherals (printer etc) may stop working, software may not be compatible yet and while the hardware and software vendors have had some time with developer versions of Mountain Lion, they themselves may be working out some bugs so in many cases it can be best to wait.



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