Mauro Whiteman July 26, 2012
Mountain Lion as seen running on a MacBook Pro.
Apple released the latest version of the operating software for its Macintosh computers overnight, touting new features such as better integration with the iCloud internet storage service and gaming.
The "Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" was released a day after Apple reported disappointing results that hammered its shares.
Mountain Lion, first unveiled in June during Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, is available as an upgrade from the previous two operating systems - Lion and Snow Leopard - for $20.99. Macs purchased on or after June 11 will receive a free upgrade, the company said.
The update includes more than 200 new features, including integration with iCloud, desktop versions of Messages and Game Centre, and a new Notification Centre, according to a press release.
A future update for the new operating system will bring Facebook directly onto the Mac, the company said.