Apple: Mountain Lion set for release

Summary:The latest version of Mac OS X is coming out sooner than later.

The wait for Mountain Lion is almost over.

During the quarterly call with investors on Tuesday, Apple's chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer mentioned that the next version of Mac operating system will be available to consumers tomorrow, July 25. 

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The ninth installment of Mac OS X and upgrade to Lion consists of more than 200 features including all new messages app, notification center, system-wide sharing, and Facebook integration.

"We built iCloud into the foundation of Mountain Lion making it easier than ever for customers to keep content up-to-date across all their devices," Oppenheimer added.

Apple originally introduced Mountain Lion during the keynote session at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco in June. However, executives didn't reveal a release date at the time. Developers have already had access to the OS for some time now.

But compared to Lion, which was released for $29.99, Apple has dropped the price even more to just $19.99. Mac owners will be able to download the software via the Mac App Store. iOS 6 will be available this fall.

Topics: Apple, Operating Systems, Software

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