Apple to Launch OS X Mountain Lion on July 25th?

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Apple's set to release the latest version of OS X later this month. OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) is a $19.99 upgrade that will be available on the Mac App Store.

    The latest Mac operating system contains a number of improvements and features. The list includes Reminders, Messages, Notification Center, Power Nap, Dictation, Gatekeeper and many more.

    Apple has only said that the new version of OS X will launch in July, but 9to5Mac now speculates that Apple may be launching the new version of OS X on July 25th.

    The reasoning comes from reports that Apple Retail stores will be performing overnight updates to stores on July 24th. Those updates could include the posting of marketing information and OS installations of OS X Mountain Lion to store computers.

    While the exact content of the overnight updates aren't yet confirmed, the timing would also correlate with Vacation blackout days that MacRumors had heard from several employees at a thirty-party firm that offers technical support for Apple products.

    Article Link: Apple to Launch OS X Mountain Lion on July 25th?
  2. macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
  3. macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2011
    Memphis, TN
  4. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    A Wednesday? That seems a little odd to me... what day do they normally release new OS versions on? I thought, in order from most to least common, they were Tuesday, Friday, Monday?

    Either way, it sounds like there's a decent chance my ML app updates will be approved in time for ML's release (I submitted them last night... I had them ready on Wednesday, but Apple's Mac Dev pages have been loading SOOOOO slow since they told developers to start submitting!)

    I'm running the GM so I'll probably wait until a week or two after ML is officially launched to get OSX 10.8.0... no point in waiting for an 8 hour download when it could take just 30 minutes a week later.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 9, 2009
    Was hoping the 17th Tuesday that long whaaat waaah waahh lol :(
  6. macrumors 68040


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I can't wait, but I know that I wouldn't be able to get it the day it comes out because Apple's servers would be pounded, and it would take 8 hours to download.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Does it really matter? It's coming out this month for sure, I can't wait to receive iMessages on my mac :D
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2010
    they also speculate that there wont be any updated hardware WTF!!!!!! seriously whats going with the iMacs is anyone with me?
  9. moderngamenewb, Jul 15, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2012

    macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2011

    Lion was released on a Wednesday as well. Wednesday the 20th. I figured it'll probably be the 25th, the day after the Q3 conference if they repeat what they did last year.
  10. macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
    I think they use a content deliver network like Akami, as it wasn't slow to download on release day for most (IIRC from posts on here).
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2010
    New Jersey
    I hope 2012 iMac rumors start to trickle in now too. I think many will be disappointed if the iMac and Mac Mini don't get Ivy Bridge updates along side the Mountain Lion release.
  12. Sofabutt, Jul 15, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 16, 2012

    macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007

    I've always been slow to adopt apples newest os and os updates. Only new os x users adopt early updates. But I will never upgrade to mountain lion. I don't need sand boxing or fewer features or iOS like options. Screw apple.
  13. JAT
    macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    They really seem to have stopped the "same day of the week" update/release thing. Or slowed it, at least.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2010
    heres the original post from 9to5 mac they say there wont be any hardware with ML.. i am so upset about this but i think theres hope because last year i bought a macbook air when lion came out and they werent in store stock till two days after so theres still hope
  15. macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    Somewhere on the Buffalo National River
    Sweet. When will they post 10.8.1? :rolleyes: I prefer to wait until the first major round of bugs is worked out.
  16. macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
  17. macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2003
    Don't forget, it is a leap year... hence the extra day.
  18. macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2012
    Is this only a upgrade or can I download it to make a clean install?
    Also, all revisions of Lion that I got in the torrents and all the previews of Mountain Lion I've tried are buggy in my computer (iMac late 2008 3.06gh C2D and 4gb mem) so what if I pay for this Mountain Lion and it's still buggy?
    Does anyone knows if I would be able to get a refund from Apple..?:confused:
  19. macrumors 68030


    Feb 25, 2012
    NYC NY/Pittsburgh PA
    Well ill be stopping by the Apple store when it comes out to try it out

    I hope its.good, I find mused on my gaming tower at home more than ever because 10.7 is a poop. Hopefully 10.8 will make me want to use my imac again
  20. macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2012
    You can always download and make a bootable USB to make a clean install. But are you that worried about $20?
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    waiting for this so I can finally get the rMBP pre-installed with ML!!!
    really dont want the hassle to download ML and then wait... hahaha
  22. macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2012
    Is it that hard to remove damn white colour background from the image? Make it transparent. Looks better.

    What is this?

  23. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 9, 2009
    So you buy another computer, sounds like a waste of money.
  24. macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2012
    I sure am!!:D
    I'm not from US and the money rate is really not something I like, if you know what I mean...:(
    Plus, 20 bucks are 20 bucks, if the OSX 10.8 is still buggy I could spend this money elsewhere instead of trashing it. :cool:
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2010
    I'm excited. Will be attempting to do a clean install for the first time! ;)

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