Apple may release OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion earlier than expected,according to a report by a popular blog and clues found within therelease dates of the three developer previews of the new operatingsystem. On Tuesday, AppleInsider , citing an unnamed source, said that Apple's European arm wastraining new staff to answer queries about Mountain Lion. In thepast, Apple has limited the training window, possibly to avoidleaks from the new staff about undisclosed features. AppleInsider speculated that the
staff hiring and training may meanApple will debut Mountain Lion at its Worldwide DevelopersConference (WWDC), which opens June 11 in San Francisco. The release dates for Mountain Lion's developer previews also may hint at early availability. Apple has shipped three OS X 10.8 developer-only previews so far,on Feb. 16, March 16 and most recently, April 18. Those dates are ahead of the schedule Apple set last year when itfed developers a stream of previews for OS X 10.7, aka Lion, whichwent on sale July 20, 2011. Mountain Lion's trio of previews were 8, 15 and 25 days earlierthan the first three Lion previews: The former is now more thanthree weeks ahead of the latter's 2011 timetable. If Apple keeps to the established pace and seeds one more previewto developers -- Lion offered four last year, then a so-called"gold master" build before hitting the Mac App outdoor wedding supplies Store -- MountainLion would go on sale June 25, with the gold master ready June 6. That last date may be a tad early, as Apple opens WWDC thefollowing week. It seems improbable that the company would preempta ready-for-sale announcement at WWDC by releasing a gold master ofOS X 10.8 several days earlier, entailing a risk that the newswould leak. Also in play are expected refreshes of Apple's computers. Most experts assume Apple will unveil new iMac desktops and MacBookPro and MacBook Air laptops this quarter and next with Intel's IvyBridge architecture. Ivy Bridge is Intel's third-generation designof the Core clan, and the first to use a 22-nanometer manufacturingprocess. Quad-core Ivy
are now available to computer makers (Insider, registration required), and dual-core siblings will beready to ship in the next few months, Intel has said. The iMac would seem the logical line to get Ivy Bridge first: Allmodels of the desktop now rely on Intel second-generation quad-corechips -- unlike the MacBook families, where some models usedual-core processors -- and the iMac is the longest in the tooth. Apple last refreshed the iMac May 3, 2011. If Apple uses WWDC to reveal new iMacs -- or any other systems --it would be to its advantage if they were preloaded with MountainLion, not Lion. Using the newest operating system would appease customers, some whowill complain if Mountain Lion launches just after they purchase anew machine. It would also reduce the company's fulfillment costsif, as girls flower girl dresses
expected, Apple announces Mountain Lion's release date atWWDC, then includes any Macs sold subsequently in a free upgradeprogram. Apple has used the WWDC keynote -- the formal dresses for women
one part of the tiffanys prom dresses conferencethat's open to non-developers -- to pull the sheet off new Macs,although the last time it did was 2009 . Mountain Lion's release date is still white flower girl dresses
an Apple secret; the companyhas only said it will ship the upgrade "late summer." A June roll-out contradicts that timeline by at least a couple ofmonths, but Apple has been known to beat its release estimates. In2009, Apple shipped OS X 10.5, or Snow Leopard, on August 28 , at a minimum days, at a maximum weeks, before the Septembertarget it had set earlier. Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsersand general technology breaking news for Computerworld. FollowGregg on Twitter at @gkeizer , on Google+ or subscribe to Gregg's RSS feed . His email address is. See more by Gregg Keizer on Computerworld.com . Read more about mac os in Computerworld's Mac OS Topic Center. I am an expert from lipolaser-machines.com, while we provides the quality product, such as China Cryolipolysis Machine , Lipo Laser Machines, Diode Hair Removal Laser,and more.