OS X Mountain Lion To Hit Mac App Store On July 19 [Rumor]

OS X Mountain Lion To Hit Mac App Store On July 19 [Rumor]

It could be less than a month before OS X Mountain Lion hits the Mac App Store.

Apple confirmed at its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month that its next major update to Mac OS X, dubbed Mountain Lion, would be released to the public sometime during July. The Cupertino company is yet to make that release date more specific, but according to one report, we can expect Mountain Lion to pop up in the Mac App Store on July 19.

T-Gaap.com reports that a “source in the Bay Area” has confirmed OS X Mountain Lion will make its public debut on July 19 — 364 days after OS X Lion made its Mac App Store debut.

Apple seeded the fourth Mountain Lion beta preview to registered developers earlier this week, and if the July 19 release date is correct, it could be the last preview we see before the software goes public.

However, we must note that T-Gaap isn’t a site that we know all that well, and so it doesn’t have any proven track record for reliable reports. We’d hate to dismiss the report completely, but please take it with a pinch of salt for now until we have something a little more concrete. July 19 certainly sounds like a feasible date, though.

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  • Ed_Kel

    Nothing sounds feasible — remember the release of Lion?

  • Kenton Presbrey

    My guess is that it’ll be released on either the 17th or the 24th since Apple usually has releases on Tuesday. Just an educated guess. No one knows for sure. I’m sure this is just an unknown website trying to muster up some attention via the rumor mill.

  • Tom Ryan

    My 2006 Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro will be officially redundant on the 19th of July. This makes me sad.

  • SaintMacintosh

    The Verge had a good point when Mountain Lion was first announced. All od the dates shown in Mountain Lion are July the 17th look at the iCal logo in every screenshot and on the apps section. My money is on the 17th

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