We’ve seen Apple pull all nighters in their retail stores preparing for a major product launch for the next day. These overnight jobs consist of such things as getting new signage up, preparing banners, installing necessary software on demo computers and other such related jobs. At times, we are told just what the new device will be and at other times, things are more of a surprise.
According to 9to5Mac, it would appear that on Tuesday, July 24th, Apple will be asking some staff to work all night in preparation for a launch on the following day. This launch will be for none other then OS X Mountain Lion. One of the differences between this OS launch and some of the earlier ones is that this one can be considered a “smaller” launch and the reason for this is because this operating system update will not come with a hardware update. If this launch does indeed take place next week as expected, it would coincide with what we heard Apple state at WWDC when they confirmed that OS X Mountain Lion would be available before the end of July.
If you have bought a Mac computer after June 11th, Mountain Lion will be a free update for you, otherwise, it will retail for $19.99 through the Mac App Store as an upgrade.