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News  30, Jul 2012

Mountain Lion sees three million downloads in four days, upcoming update to include Facebook integration

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Apple sees its Mac OS X Mountain Lion update hit three million downloads in four days, making it the most successful release in history. 

After just four days since the release of the latest Mac OS X, Mountain Lion, Apple has reported that it has seen over three million downloads. The widespread acceptance has prompted Apple to herald Mountain Lion as the most successful OS X release in Apple’s history. Of course, this could not have been done without the existence of the Mac App Store. By providing the Mac App Store, Apple has created a distribution channel that sits within each existing Mac user’s personal computer.

According to the press release, the upcoming software update for Mountain Lion will contain the much awaited Facebook integration. With Twitter already integrated into the Mac OS, and Facebook on it’s way, could the Mac OS be the most social operating system in the market by far? Microsoft has also moving in the social direction with it’s touch-ready and social Microsoft Office 2013. Are users ready for more social integration?

Read the full press release below.

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SINGAPORE, Singapore—30 July, 2012—Apple® today announced that downloads of OS X® Mountain Lion have exceeded three million in four days, making it the most successful OS X release in Apple’s history. With more than 200 innovative new features, Mountain Lion is the ninth major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system and is available through the Mac® App Store™ as an upgrade to Lion or Snow Leopard users for SGD$25.98. 

“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,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. 

Mountain Lion features include the all new Messages app, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, Facebook integration*, Dictation**, AirPlay® Mirroring and Game Center. iCloud® integration makes it easy to set up your Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Reminders and Notes, and keep everything, including iWork® documents, up to date across all your devices. For more information or to download Mountain Lion visit apple.com/sg/osx/specs.

In addition to Mountain Lion, the Mac App Store offers thousands of apps in Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities and other categories, and is the largest, fastest growing PC software store in the world. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, including apps that take advantage of new features in Mountain Lion, as well as check out staff favorites, top charts for free and paid apps, and user ratings and reviews. For more information visit apple.com/sg/mac/app-store.

*Facebook integration will be available in an upcoming software update to Mountain Lion.

**Dictation supports English (US, UK and Australia), French, German and Japanese.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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Joash Wee

Joash Wee

Joash is passionate about tech startups and building the technopreneur community. While completing his undergraduate business degree, he decided to take a programming class just for kicks. Fortunately for him, he managed to scrap a pass and it now helps him get by with the geek talk. When he is not discussing about startups or the latest technologies, you can find him reading off his Kindle or taking photos with silver halide salts, old school.

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