OS X Mountain Lion Arrives in July for $19.99

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.

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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?

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