The much awaited udate of the Mac OS, Mountain Lion, is expected to be launched on July 25th. According to 9to5 mac, Apple Stores both in the United States and overseas have planned overnights for Tuesday, July 24th. With OS X Mountain Lion launching “in July”, according to Apple, we believe that it is sensible to speculate that this overnight may point to a public launch the following day.
Apple earlier announced that its Q3 2012 earnings would be announced on the 24th. And it should be recalled that, OS X Lion was launched last year on July 20th the day after its Q3 2011 earnings announcement. It appears that Apple may follow that same pattern this year.
This year, Mountain Lion isn’t being launched alongside hardware unlike last year where new Minis and Airs launched with Lion.
On the other hand, Apple often holds Tuesday overnights, so this July 24th overnight may simply be a coincidence, and Apple may not launch OS X Mountain Lion on the 25th. But, there is already under two weeks left in July, and with last year’s launch pattern prime for repetition, we’d say a July 25th launch is increasingly likely.
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will be a $19.99 upgrade which will hit the Mac App Store on launch day. Developers already have what is likely the Golden Master – build number is 12A269, a 4.34 GB Mac App Store download.