It was just last week when Apple introduced the world to OS X Mountain Lion which is their latest OX X version available. In the four days that the new OS has been available, we’ve seen the Apple servers get hammered with customers reporting slowness when trying to access the downloads.
With all things being equal, it was assumed that demand for OS X Mountain Lion would be high and today we get a feel of just how much demand there has been. Apple has confirmed that over the last four days, 3 million downloads have occurred, making Mountain Lion the most successful OS X in the company’s history. As a short foot note to this story, Apple did also say that updates to the OS were forthcoming with Cupertino promising better Facebook integration in a software update down the road.
The three million number is great news for Apple but one thing we don’t know at this time is just how many of these were paid upgrades. Currently, if you purchased a Mac computer on or after June 11th, you were eligible for a free upgrade to Mountain Lion. Since it is only users in the last month and a half that would qualify for this upgrade program, analysts believe that 90% of users would have purchased Mountain Lion meaning the company would have sold about 2.7 million copies thereby generation $54 million in revenue.