OS X Mountain Lion was announced at Apple’s annual WWDC conference in June. The company also mentioned during the conference that the final release would be made available in July and would sell exclusively via the Mac App Store for $19.99 USD.
According to report from 9to5Mac, the release date for OS X Mountain Lion could be July 25th, as the company issued overnights at their retail stores in the United States and some places overseas. A July release is almost certain, with Mountain Lion becoming a Golden Master candidate only a few days ago and Apple’s move to start accepting apps for the latest OS X update.
The July 25th date also falls accordingly with the confirmed date of the company’s Q3 earnings call which takes place on July 24th. According to the report, Apple is likely following a similar pattern to the release of OS X Lion last year, with an announcement of the July 20th release at its July 19th Q3 2011 earnings call.
The report also notes that this year’s release is not accompanied by any new hardware and as a result may simplify the overnights and provide ample time for a release the following day. OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 is expected to be released on July 25th, and will be avialable on the Mac App Store for $19.99. The download is roughly 4GB and at this point carries a buld number of 12A269.