The signs definitely seem to be pointing to a release of Mac OS X Mountain Lion on Wednesday of this week.
According to a report from 9to5 Mac, Apple has seeded Mountain Lion out to its AppleCare representatives so that they can begin familiarizing themselves with the new version of the operating system. Last week it was reported that Apple Store locations would have “overnights” on July 24 which usually indicates a resetting of store signage and displays. It was also leaked last month that this week would be a vacation blackout time period for Apple Store employees, adding even more fuel to the fire.
The most telling piece of the puzzle may be in the fact that tomorrow Apple will have its quarterly earnings call. It was this same time last year that Apple announced the availability of Lion during the opening minutes of its earnings call, so it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising to see the company follow the same tact this year.
Get ready folks, it looks like Mac owners will be spending some time upgrading on Wednesday.
[via 9to5 Mac]