Some hints were reportedly noted by industry watchers which suggest an early release of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) into the market. According to anonymous sources, the European division of Apple is training new employees to answer questions about the upcoming Mac OS X Mountain Lion. The company normally limits its training windows to prevent any leaks on some unrevealed features of its products.
With the hiring and training of new employees, Apple may be preparing to launch the Mac OS X Mountain Lion during the Worldwide Developers Conference. The WWDC is scheduled to be held on June 11 in San Francisco.
The release of the developer previews for the upcoming operating system of Apple also offered more clues about the possible early release of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion. The developer previews for the OS were released earlier than the developer previews of the previous version of the OS.
The developer previews of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion were released on February 16, March 16 and April 18. Apple is also expected to release a gold master build for the Mac OS X Mountain Lion before it will be officially released into the market.
With the current schedule of the developers preview of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion, industry watchers expect the OS to be released into the market by June 25 as the gold master build may be released by the company by June 6.
Aside from the Mac OS X Mountain Lion, the company is also expected to introduce models of the iMac, MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air within the quarter. The next quarter may also see the release of products using the Ivy Bridge processors of Intel.
The quad-core Ivy Bridge processors are already available to manufacturers while the dual-core versions will be released soon. If the new hardware will be unveiled during the WWDC, it will be advantageous if it will come with the Mac OS X Mountain Lion since it will minimize any complaints from customers who will purchase the device.
Even as hints point to an early release for the Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Apple had earlier indicated that the new OS will be delivered near the end of summer.