OS X Mountain Lion Release Date Set for July 25?

Apple could be releasing its new OS X Mountain Lion software on July 25, according to a recent report from 9to5Mac.

The company originally announced that it would be launching the new Mountain Lion upgrade this month, and now 9to5 feels that the 25th will be the release date since Apple Retail stores will be performing overnight updates to stores just one night before on July 24.

These updates will most likely include the posting of marketing information and OS installations of OS X Mountain Lion to computers located in Apple stores.

If 9to5Mac's assumption turns out to be correct, the software's launch will correlate with vacation blackout days that MacRumors had heard from employees working for third-party firms that provide support for Apple products.

However, none of this information has been officially confirmed by Apple.

The company did state that it will launch OS X Mountain Lion in July for $19.99 and that it will include a number of improvements and features such as new Reminders and Messages. It will also have an improved Notification Center, Power Nap, Dictation, Gatekeeper, and much more.

It will be available in the Mac App Store on its release date.

Apple is expected to officially announce the software's release when it does so for its Q3 earnings. The company announced the release of last year's update for OS X Lion at its 2011 Q3 earnings statement.

This year's Mountain Lion will differ in that it will not be launched alongside any major hardware. New Minis and MacBook Airs were released at the same time at the 2011 update.

However, this July 24 date could just be a pure coincidence since Apple frequently holds overnights on Tuesdays.

The company could decide to release it even earlier.