OS X Mountain Lion to Launch Wednesday

OS X Mountain Lion, Apple’s next major update for the Mac operating system will ship on Wednesday, July 25. Like Lion, Mountain Lion will be available as a download through the Mac App Store.

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The announcement came along with the release of Apple’s third fiscal quarter earnings report where the company said it brought in US$35 billion in revenue with a net profit of $8.8 billion.

Mountain Lion will include several features borrowed from iOS for the iPad such as Notification Center and Reminders, includes system-wide app-level support for Twitter and Facebook, offers tighter integration with iCloud, includes the new iMessages app, Gatekeeper for better app security, and more.

OS X Mountain Lion is priced at US$19.99 and will be available for download through Apple’s Mac App Store.