Last month at WWDC Apple announced that the forthcoming update to OS X called Mountain Lion, which brings many iPad-like features back to the Mac, would be released sometime in July at a new lower price of $19.99. Now 9to5Mac is reporting that Mountain Lion will make it’s way onto the Mac App Store on July 25th- a little over a week away.
9to5Mac even notes how they came to this date- reports are surfacing claiming that Apple is set to perform overnight updates to their retail stores on July 24th. These updates, much like last year, will likely include the hanging of new marketing material and OS instillations on store machines.
At any rate, we’re already half way through the month of July, which means Apple still has time to meet their self-imposed July deadline, but not a lot. It seems the release is coming sooner than later.
Personally, I’m looking forward to Mountain Lion, much like I did with Lion. Specifically, I’m eager to try out Notification Center, Dictation, and the greater iCloud file support. Power Nap also looks interesting, but isn’t one of those features you fiddle with, but appreciate because it does all the work in the background so you don’t have to.
Are you looking forward to Mountain Lion? Do you think a once-a-year update to Mac OS X is too fast of a pace for the average user? Leave a comment and let us know what you think!