Mountain Lion Release Date: 25 Jul 2012?

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  1. ivan98 macrumors newbie

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    Not yet. For lion, golden master was out about a week before general availability I think?

    So, if the date is accurate, i'd expect a golden master say... next week-ish?
     
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    I'm not usually one to speculate, but I'm going for the 15th....Just a gut feeling.
     
  5. stomer macrumors 6502a

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    GM for Lion was three weeks before release.

    IIRC the release date was announced during the earnings call last year.

    ML needs to GM soon.
     
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    Yup. GM sometime this weekend / early next week.
    25 july seems spot on to me.
     
  7. stomer macrumors 6502a

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    It’s 4 July tomorrow so I’m not sure how much work will be done between then and the beginning of next week.
     
  8. ivan98 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Related question is, between GM and actual release day, when will the new OS get pre-loaded onto new machines?

    Anyone knows or have experience?
     
  9. pfs7 macrumors newbie

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    Fee OS Upgrade

    Apple states that if you purchase a system after June 11th you are entitled to receive a free OS Upgrade to Mountain Lion. Typically they do this 30 days prior to the release of a product. If this holds true then it is possible that Mountain Lion might be released on July 10th which is this Tuesday.
     
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    No GM, no release.
     
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    Also, following the GM Apple will ask developers to submit ML compatible apps to the Mac App Store.

    I’m testing ML Server.app and it’s very badly broken right now. I’m a bit worried that we’re approaching mid-July and there’s not been a stable or reliable developer preview.
     
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    GM is Out

    Well folks, for better or worse the GM of Mountain Lion is now out with the release soon to follow. We are all still only speculating on a release date. This lack of information from Apple I think is ridiculous. What purpose could it possibly serve?
     
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    The GM seed is released with enough time that it can be tested by developers for any major bugs and also to provide developers some time to ensure their apps are ready to work with the final version of 10.8. That's the purpose of the lack of information- a release date isn't yet set.
     
  14. ivan98 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1404903

    It's not about Wed, or Tue.. It's due to the earnings call.

    What I've noticed is that whenever there's a earnings call around (in the same calendar month), new (h/ware s/ware) releases are always scheduled behind the earnings call.
     

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