In its Q3 financial earnings press release yesterday, Apple, has announced that OS X Mountain Lion will be available from today. The release will come exclusively through the digital Mac App Store, and the new Mac OS will not be sold on optical discs or on a USB stick.
“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.”
OS X Mountain Lion will cost $19.99 and the user can download the OS via the Mac App Store on any one machine, and can install it upto five total Macs via the purchased apps feature. The system software update will be available to Snow Leopard users in addition to Lion users.