Apple has announced the next OS X, Mountain Lion, will be out this Wednesday. Apple has previously released the Golden Master build (Build 12A269) of OS X Mountain Lion to developers. It is rumoured that the next OS X Mountain Lion will cost $20.
Apple also reported revenue for the quarter just ended was lower than analysts had expected despite iPad and iPhone sales. Sale of iPhone as dropped 10% during this quarter. This is probably caused by the iPhone gossips where the new iPhone 5 is said to have a new dock connector.
System requirements for Mountain Lion:
- OS X version 10.6.8 (Leopard) or later
- 2GB of memory
- 8GB of available disk space
Here are the Macs that qualify for Mountain Lion:
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)>
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
Mountain Lion will feature more than 200 innovative features including the all new Messages app, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, Facebook integration, Dictation, Power Nap, AirPlay Mirroring, Game Center and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper. With iCloud built into the foundation of OS X and Siri integration.
Some of the highlights:
Reminders – OS X will show reminders just like on your iOS devices.
Messages – are sync to your Mac from your mobile devices.
AirPlay Mirroring - an easy way to wirelessly send an up-to-1080p secure stream of what’s on your Mac to an HDTV using Apple TV, or send audio to a receiver or speakers that use AirPlay.
Dictation is built into the system just like Siri.
Share buttons – Facebook, Twitter, Messages integration.
Documents in the Cloud – Pages will show documents from the Cloud.
Safari – unified search field, tabs that sync with your devices and iCloud tabs.
Power nap – keeps your Mac updated while machine is sleeping.
Game Center – comes to your Mac and sync with mobile devices.
Final Cut Pro and Aperture – updated.