OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Download Reaches 3 Million in 4 Days

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Source: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion | Apple

Apple announced last Monday that its latest operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, has been downloaded over 3 million times in its first four days. As stated by the company’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller:

Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever.

With over 3 million copies downloaded in the first four days, Apple’s latest OS marks its most successful OS X launch in the company’s history. Last year, sales of OS X 10.7 Lion reached 1 million on its first day, while its total sales as of October 2011 exceeded 6 million.

More About OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

The Cupertino-based company released the OS X 10.8 last week as a $19.99 upgrade from the OS X Lion or OS X Snow Leopard. On the other hand, users who bought a new Mac after June 11 are eligible for a free Mountain Lion upgrade. Apple’s latest OS features iCloud integration, a new messaging application, Notification Center, system-wide sharing, Facebook integration, Dictation, AirPlay Mirroring, and Game Center.

However, not all Mac devices are compatible with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Only the following Mac models are qualified for Apple’s latest OS, as posted on the company’s How To page:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

Free Mountain Lion Codes Issue

Prior to this, there were reports that customers who bought Mac starting June 11 encountered an error message, saying that their OS X 10.8 redemption code has already been used. This could be due to an influx of users who are rummaging to download the new Mountain Lion, or it could also be that the company sent out the wrong redemption code by mistake.

It was followed by a report that Apple mistakenly rolled out codes for the OS X server instead of the OS X 10.8 itself. In relation to this, users were advised to file another request through Apple’s support mechanism.

Nevertheless, the first public sign of the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion’s success came in last Friday. Chitika Insights revealed that Apple’s latest OS has been accounted for 3.2 percent of all Mac Web traffic, just 48 hours after it was launched.

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