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OS X Mountain Lion Arrives in July for $19.99

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The new version of OS X arrives in July with a $19.99 upgrade fee and support for upgrades all the way back to Snow Leopard.

Users who buy a new Mac today will get a free upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion when it launches in July, and users who already own a Mac can upgrade without first upgrading to OS X Lion.

Read: OS X Mountain Lion Features

This cheap upgrade policy is likely to spur users into upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion where they will have access to the App Store.

Watch the OS X Mountain Lion Preview below.

OS X Mountain Lion is an incredibly affordable upgrade for current Mac owners. Windows 8 arrives later this fall, which will likely come with a higher price.

New OS X Mountain Lion features include

  • AirPlay Mirroring
  • iCloud Support
  • iMessages
  • Reminders
  • Notes
  • Notification Center
  • Game Center
  • Twitter Integration
  • GateKeeper
  • and more

If you purchase a new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air starting today, you’ll get a code for a free upgrade in the Mac App Store. Microsoft is offering an update promotion to Windows 8 with a new PC purchase between now and January 31st. The Windows 8 upgrade is $14.99 for new PC purchases, but no word on the upgrade price for Windows 8.

Will you be upgrading?

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

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