OS X Mountain Lion Shipping Next Month For $20

On June 11, 2012

Even though Apple first previewed Mountain Lion in February, it wasn’t until today during the WWDC Keynote that Apple announced that OS X Mountain Lion, will officially go on sale sometime in July for only $19.99 in the Mac App Store, anyone going back to SL can update at this price. Furthermore Apple announced that those who purchase a new Mac from today until the release will get a free upgrade when Mountain Lion ships.

A new feature called Power Nap will update your Mac while it sleeps, but it’s only available on certain models, we will discuss this in more detail later.

Here are just some of the over 200 new features in OS X Mountain Lion

Messages – conversations from mobile are synced to your iPhone or iPad

Reminders – set a reminder in OS X and it’s also viewable on your iOS device.

Notification Center – improved notifications

Dictation – built into the system now and works everywhere.

Notes – added support for images and video

Documents in the Cloud – When you launch Pages it shows you all the documents you have in the cloud. Apple is even releasing an SDK for it so developers can add support to their apps for it.

Power Nap – keeps your Mac up to date while it sleeps so all your iCloud, App updates, Mac OS updates, and backups are current even when your computer is in Sleep mode.

Game Center – now supports Mac to Mac and cross-platform iOS to Mac.