Apple’s next-in-line operating system, Mountain Lion is nearing launch. At the 2012 WWDC keynote, Tim Cook announced that Mountain Lion would launch July 2012. With the release being so close, Apple has now extended their Mountain Lion beta testing to Apple Store employees…
In an e-mail to Apple Store Genius Bar members and Creatives, Apple has provided access to its OS X Mountain Lion AppleSeed testing program…
This testing is to be done on personal Macs belonging to employees, and is not standardized in-store OS X Mountain Lion training.
This works out great for everyone. Apple Store employees get a chance to become familiar with Mountain Lion’s new features, and Apple will get real-world testing experience outside of just those who are registered developers.
Sounds like a great opportunity to me. I’m sure Apple is in near-final stages of completing Mountain Lion, if it’s not already completed. This testing will ensure the OS is bug-free and completely user friendly. Retail employees will most definitely be familiar with Mountain Lion once it’s released next month.
It’s also important to note that if you’ve recently purchased a new 2012 MacBook Pro, you’ll be eligible for a free upgrade to Mountain Lion once it’s released according to Apple’s website. Another great reason not to put off your next MacBook purchase.
Are you excited for Mountain Lion?