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Apple to launch Mountain Lion tomorrow

In a press release today, Apple has announced that it will release OS X Mountain Lion tomorrow morning, Pacific Daylight Time.


This announcement came together with the reports of Apple’s quarterly earnings. Mountain Lion will be available in the Mac App Store at the price of $19.99, $10 cheaper than its predecessor OS X Lion.


The latest operating system software has more than 200 new features and a few improvements in store for consumers. This includes updates on iCloud, AirPlay Mirroring, and the notes and reminders apps. It also integrates Twitter, Facebook, Apple’s Game Centre, Notification Centre, and iMessage. Furthermore, there is a new security enhancement called Gatekeeper that controls the installation of apps and protects Mac users from malware.


Apple had previously made a beta version of the new OS available to registered developers, before its final launch to the public tomorrow.


Upgrades to Mountain Lion are available for free to consumers who bought a Mac on or after June 11, 2012. These users simply need to visit Apple’s website to enjoy the upgrade. Other users are required to pay $19.99 in the App Store.


It should be noted that the upgrade may have difficulty working on certain older Mac models with 32-bit graphics drivers such as 1,1 Mac Pros.