Apple: OS X Mountain Lion Exceeded 3 Million Downloads in 4 Days


Apple has just issued a press release on the success of OS X Mountain Lion, made available last week for download in the Mac App Store:

Apple® today announced that downloads of OS X® Mountain Lion have exceeded three million in four days, making it the most successful OS X release in Apple’s history.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing had this to say:

“Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever,”

Let’s just say three million of those downloads were at $19.99, that’s a cool $59,970,000 in revenue in just four days, or $14,992,500 per day, or $624,687.50 per hour. That’s a nice chunk of change for Apple.

So far, reviews of Mountain Lion have been quite positive, although some users have been confused at the limitions of AirPlay Mirroring for Macs, as it requires one from mid-2011 or newer.



  • iFone

    Much better than Lion! Too bad video AirPlay doesn’t work on older Mac models. I am circumventing this issue by using AirParrot, and it works great!

  • Kirk

    Good for apple. I have my copy and it works excellent with iWork! The airplay mirroring is also a great addition to my appleTV making it that much worthy of the price tag!

  • gerry

    I got mine for free so I got one happy Mountain Lion.