Apple Releases OS X Mountain Lion in the Mac App Store


As announced yesterday at their 2012 Q3 earnings call, Apple has officially announced the release OS X Mountain Lion in the Mac App Store for $19.99 via a press release:

“People are going to love the new features in Mountain Lion and how easy it is to download and install from the Mac App Store,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With iCloud integration, Mountain Lion is even easier to set up, and your important information stays up to date across all your devices so you can keep editing documents, taking notes, creating reminders, and continue conversations whether you started on a Mac, iPhone or iPad.”

According to the Mac App Store description:

OS X Mountain Lion is the latest release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. Mountain Lion includes over 200 new features to update your Mac into the best computing experience yet. With the new Messages app you can send text, photos, videos, contacts, web links and documents to anyone using another Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch — you can even start a conversation on one device and continue it on another. The new Share button makes it easy to share files, web pages, photos and videos, as well as tweet right from the app you are using. With the Reminders app you can create to-do lists and alerts that appear in the new Notification Center. With Notes you can write down all your ideas and even speak your words with voice dictation.* Play head to head games on your Mac with friends on their Macs or iOS devices with Game Center. And with iCloud built in, it is simple to keep all your mail, contacts, calendars, reminders, notes, to do lists, music, photos, iWork files, PDFs and more up to date across all your devices.

For those that purchased a new Mac on June 11th or after, an upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion is free via the Up-to-Date program. Claim your free copy here.

Click here to download OS X Mountain Lion in the Mac App Store–it’s $19.99.


  • Themacbear

    Well, the Up-To-Date program is screwed. The redemption code they emailed doesn’t work. Error message says “This code has already been used. Codes can only be used once.” Reading other forums, the problem seems to be widespread.

  • Was this redemption code filled out on the forms that went live today, or the ‘leaked’ form from the other day?

  • Silverjunkie

    Still waiting for my code. Not too sure how long that is suppose to take???

  • Themacbear

    Filled today, with the form that went live. Two emails received minutes later. One with an unlock code, the next with a protected pdf that had my redemption code. Seems just about everyone is getting this error.

  • Interesting. I filled out the form today, and have yet to receive a code.

  • xxJDxx

    Good question. Its now after midnight and I have yet to receive mine. Maybe this is a 3-5 business days type of deal??