Apple’s OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion may come earlier than expected
Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple is reportedly preparing to roll out OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion software earlier than expected.
Citing an unnamed source, AppleInsider recently reported that the Cupertino firm’s European arm had started training new staff to answer queries about its upcoming operating system. It may be noted here that the firm has limited the training window over the past years to avoid leaks.
AppleInsider said the staff hiring and training of new staff to answer queries about Mountain Lion suggests that Apple has plans to release Mountain Lion at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which is scheduled to open on 11th of June in San Francisco.
The roll out dates for the software's developer previews also provides a hint that it could be released earlier than expected.
The Cupertino firm has shipped a total of three Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 previews for developers so far. The preview was released on February 16, followed by previews on March 16 and April 18. Those release dates for the developer-only previews were ahead of previews for Lion OS X 10.7 software last year.
Apple is also expected to introduce new iMac desktops, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops later this quarter and in next quarter. These machines will come equipped with Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture- Intel’s first chips to use a 22nm manufacturing process.