Mountain Lion Downloads Top 3M in 4 Days

Downloads of Apple’s new OS X Mountain Lion operating system for the Mac topped 3 million downloads during the first four days it was available, making the OS release the most successful in the company’s history. Apple released Mountain Lion on Wednesday, July 25, through the Mac App Store for US$19.99.

Mountain Lion Downloads: 3 million in four daysMountain Lion Downloads: 3 million in four days

“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,” commented senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller.

Mountain Lion includes several features borrowed from iOS for the iPad such as Notification Center and Reminders, includes system-wide app-level support for Twitter, includes the new iMessages app, Gatekeeper for better app security, and more. It also sports system-level iCloud support so apps such as Pages, Numbers and Keynote can auto-sync documents through between Macs and iOS devices.

Since Mountain Lion can be installed on multiple Macs linked to the same Apple ID, the total number of OS copies sold is likely less than 3 million. The  total number of downloads is, however, still impressive and shows it is an update that Mac owners have been eager to get their hands on.