As announced yesterday, the newest version of Apple’s Mac OS, 10.8 Mountain Lion, launched this morning on the Mac App Store. Mac users running Lion can purchase the upgrade for just $19.99. Customers who purchased a Mac on or after June 11th qualify for a free upgrade to Mountain Lion as part of Apple’s Up-To-Date program.
Apple announced the launch of Mountain Lion during their Q3 2012 Earnings report yesterday, as part of a comment from Apple CEO Tim Cook. ”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.” Cook said in the press release.
Mountain Lion brings over 200 new features to the Mac, including Notification Center, iMessage, deeper iCloud integration, Twitter sharing (Facebook is coming, too, but not until Fall), Game Center, AirPlay Mirroring, and more. Be sure to take a look at our hands-on with Mountain Lion published back in March for the skinny on all of the new features!
OS X Mountain Lion [App Store]