OS X Mountain Lion Release Date is Today – July 25 2012

Apple has announced that the OS X Mountain Lion release date will be today. The announcement came as expected in the quarterly earnings call held yesterday.

“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.”

The OS X Mountain Lion update will be priced quite low at $19.99 when it launches later on today. The update will work just like OS X Lion did last year in that you’ll load up the Mac App store and purchase it as a digital download of just short of 4GB which will then install after being downloaded.

One thing to note is that a few older Macs have been cut out of the upgrade process. In regards to physical requirements, OS X 10.6.8 is needed along with 2GB RAM and 8GB of storage. Also only these Macs will be compatible:

• iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
• MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
• MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
• Xserve (Early 2009)
• MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
• Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
• Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)

Expect the update to arrive later on today. It will be in the Mac App Store (not the regular software updates menu) and will cost $19.99 in the US.

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