SAN FRANCISCO – Apple released the latest version of its operating system for Macintosh computers on Wednesday, introducing new features such as better integration with the storage and network game service “iCloud” at the same time.
The Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion was released one day after Apple published results of disappointing performance that affected their market shares.
The Mountain Lion, presented in June at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, is available as an update for the previous two operating systems, Lion and Snow Leopard. The update will cost Mac users $19.99, while those who purchase their devices on or after June 11 will receive the update free of charge, the company stated.
The update includes over 200 new features including integration with iCloud, desktop versions of games and the message center, and a new notification center as stated in the press release prior to launch. Users can expect to have better and more functional features than ever before, with some improvements made on previous features found in the Lion and Snow Leopard operating systems
A future update for the operating system is also expected to bring Facebook features and usage directly to the Mac, according to the company.