Mountain Lion May Or May Not Launch July 25th With Scheduled Apple Store Overnight [Report]

Mountain Lion May Or May Not Launch July 25th With Scheduled Apple Store Overnight [Report]

It’s still exciting, right?

Add this to your maybe calendar – 9 to 5 Mac is reporting that both US and overseas Apple Stores have a scheduled “overnight” on July 24th, leading the news site to speculate on the release of OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion, for the following day.

“We’ve heard a few whispers (3 and counting) that Apple Stores both in the United States and overseas have planned overnights for Tuesday, July 24th,” writes Seth Weintraub. “With OS X Mountain Lion launching ‘in July,’ according to Apple, we believe that it is sensible to speculate that this overnight may point to a public launch the following day.”

Apple Retail stores commonly update stores overnight, frequently on Tuesdays, and this may just be a lucky coincidence. It’s hard to say, really, and we’re all just reaching for straws. While the internal logic of such a leap makes sense, especially in light of an upcoming earnings call. We the faithful can’t get enough of this kind of fun speculation.

Of course we will update you as soon as is possible with any confirmed launch dates. For now, however, it’s up to rumor to tide us over.

OS X Mountain Lion, recently released as a “gold master,” will run you $19.99 and will continue the tradition of being a downloadable OS X update from the Mac App Store, just like Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) was.

  • Simon

    Apple may or may not launch iHaven’tGotAClueWhatIsGoningOnSoI’mJustGunnaWriteHeadlinesThatCoverEveryEventuallity – tomorrow, or the next day, or the day after that…..

  • Stuka_UK

    I’m not so excited about it now anyway since my 2006 Mac Pro can’t be upgraded. I’ll end up with Lion there and M.L. on my MacBook Pro… disappointing.

  • TheRealJTRay

    When Lion debuted I can tell you not one Mac in my local Apple Store had it installed that day. Not saying this could not be the case this time, but I doubt a extra Midnight shifts have much to do with it.

  • TheRealJTRay

    When Lion debuted I can tell you not one Mac in my local Apple Store had it installed that day. Not saying this could not be the case this time, but I doubt a extra Midnight shifts have much to do with it.

  • Matthew Gonzales Landry

    I want it to launch tomorrow so that I have something to play with while I’m on vacation!

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