Vacation Block Suggests A Late July OS X Mountain Lion Release

Earlier this month, on June 11th, at their annual World Wide Developers Conference, Apple revealed that they’d release the next major OS X installment in July: OS X Mountain Lion. The new update to Apple’s computer operating system will be available as an upgrade to customers on both Lion and Snow Leopard for a one time fee of $19.99 (multiple installations are permitted) via the Mac App Store.

Shortly after Apple’s keynote presentation at their WWDC event, a “near-final” version of OS X Mountain Lion was seeded to developers so they could continue to implement changes to their apps in a more stable environment.

While Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 is close to complete, as mentioned previously, it won’t be ready for the spotlight until next month. As reported by MacRumors, even though Apple didn’t specify an exact release date, Mountain Lion could make its debut sometime between the 22nd and 29th of July.

According to sources at a “third-party firm offering technical support for Apple products”, the firm has established a vacation blackout for the dates listed above and will require “all hands on deck” – specifically employees in their desktop division.

While July 22nd through the 29th seems like a reasonable timeframe, especially considering OS X Lion was released on the 20th of July last year, a date has yet to be confirmed by Apple. Stay tuned for complete coverage on OS X Mountain Lion as we approach its release.